We find our dwarven client in Lowtown. Valerie drunkenly claps her hand on his shoulder and he promptly screams and pisses himself.
So after killing the house full of bandits and finding nothing but an empty chest, Valerie exits in disgust, ready to put some serious hurt on Mango. However, as soon as she steps outside she is confronted by a veritable army of mercenaries. One of them remarks that the party doesn't seem to be the elf they were instructed to kill.
Fortunately, the lieutenant staggers around a corner bleeding profusely from a wound to the stomach and falls down dead.
So it turns out he told the dwarf to hire us as a distraction.