My first deed on the road to becoming the hero of Spielburg is to rescue the local healers gold ring from a birds nest outside her hut.
This is a good example of how there are multiple ways to solve problems in Quest for Glory. I first gathered some rocks from the ground and after a few tries I knocked the nest down with a well placed shot. Then I practiced climbing the tree to increase my climbing skill. If I hadn't of knocked the nest down already I could have used climbing to go out on the tree limb and grab the ring. Also I'm sure a magic user could have used the 'fetch' spell to get the job done.