A note is attached to the crate. It reads:
"Verner - sorry to hear Redridge is having such trouble. Here are the shoes you need. Please pay me 100 silver at your earliest convenience."
"Or if you like, you can pay me in underbelly scales from black dragon whelps (I hear Dragon Whelps are common in the Redridge Mountains). Because we're friends... 4 scales will be enough. Thanks --Argus"