The scholar you've met hasn't met much progress with your map. However, (s)he wants to introduce you to their mentor, who is a brilliant scholar and probably able to help.
This starts you off on a new branch in the second chapter of the RP Mission storyline. You will have to go to the destination port and enter the indicated house. The professor will be gone and his place will be in a shambles - you will find your scholar contact there worrying about him. Talk to him/her to claim your reward and receive your next mission.
The port you need to go: