Quests so far:
Find the scientist's box: (treasure hunt)
Find Konrad (Go to a village and kill him)
Kill Snarfrattle (Kill the Snarfrattle that wanders around the expedition)
Find and leave the pyramid in 80 days.
Find the idol stature in a village and steal it (You can steal the idol in a previous round, and store it and wait for the quest to appear).
(Maybe arctic only) Lay claim to the land, place 4 flags in pre-determined spots on the map that you have to travel over the tile to plant.
First quests (quests that always appear in the first expedition and give you vision to a village):
Deliver a message to a village.
Find a loved one and escort them back to London.
Escort a missionary to a village.
Note: These first quests always give you 2 standing, so enough to recruit 1 member from the village. Natives will require a dice check on blue-brain for them to stay in the party, but animals always stay with you past the current expedition.