I don't see any code to set that quest to step1 except via the council or quest log.
I do see Ed council text for that quest:
That second string matches the Wiki:
questL06Friar started The adventurer's next quest was to aid the Deep Fat Friars, in the Distant Woods. Who? Oh, those weird monks? Right. I'll get right on that.
So, it's not a case of changing how Amun is spelled, like the other one, since we weren't trying to match on that.
"How goes your exploration of the Deep Fat Friars' copse, boss?" Amun asks.
"Who? Oh, those weird monks? Right. I'll get right on that. Listen, do you remember that port town that used to be on the coast south of us? Where they had that giant library?"
"Trebeksandria, boss? Storehouse of your Empire's collected knowledge and wisdom?"
"Yeah, that was it! Did you know they built a huge shopping mall there?"
"The Great Library burned down centuries ago, I'm afraid, boss. It was a terrible loss."
"Sure, but on the bright side, you would not believe the overdue fines I had racked up."
Your issue is that we don't actually advance the quest when you talk to the friars.