The simplest type of escort quest involves conducting an npc quest giver from one town to another. These can be done by any character, although it should be born in mind that there is a timer. From the time you take the quest you have 5 minutes to convey your charge to his or her requested destination. If you fail to arrive the npc will disappear.
Note: Your charge will not be subject to attack by any hostile creatures you may meet.
Take the quest by double clicking the npc, the resulting gump will tell you the required destination. If you plan to escort without use of the gate spell choose which quests to accept carefully, some destinations are too far to complete within the time limit. For example; Skara Brae to Jhelom and vice versa through the town moongates can be done easily, Britain to Vesper can not.
The time limit also governs when you may take another quest of this type, if you take your charge through a gate of your own casting there will be a delay before you may escort another.
Reward for these quests is 500gp and a gain in Compassion virtue, though you may only gain compassion 5 times in each 24 hour period.
Note: The escort links of the heritage quest chains can also be done exclusive of the rest of the chain to gain compassion, ie Bravehorn to the water hole and Lissbet to her grandfather’s farm.