You arrive at Solstheim, and dock at the settlement of Raven Rock along the southern coast. The mission objective "Travel to Solstheim" completes, and your next objective is to search for information about Miraak.

As you disembark from the ship, you are met by a dark elf named Adril Arano:

Adril Arano From Dragonborn

Adril Arano: I don't recognize you, so I'll assume this is your first visit to Raven Rock, outlander. State your intentions.

Your dialog options are:

I'm looking for Miraak. Do you know him?
Just looking for work
None of your business.

Choose the first option, and ask him if he knows about Miraak.

Adril: I... am not sure... that I do. Just remember, Raven Rock is sovereign territory of House Redoran. This is Morrowind, not Skyrim. While you're here you'll be expected to abide by our laws.

He asks you if you have any questions. You can ask:

You know who Miraak is?
Why are you so suspicious of visitors?
Raven Rock is purely a Dunmer settlement?

Ask him why he is so suspicious of visitors. He tells you he has to be. As Second Councilor, the security of Raven Rock is his primary concern.

Ask Adril Arano if security has been an issue. He tells you that Raven Rock isn't exactly the city of Blacklight. We are on the frontier out here, and there have been more than a fair share of troubles. But after all they've been through together, he refuses to let Councilor Moravyn down.

Ask him what the titles mean. He tells you that Councilor Morvayn is the representative of House Redoran on Solstheim. Adril's job, as second councilor, is to support him and make certain his rule is enforced.

Ask him again if he knows who Miraak is. He is unsure. He knows the name, but cannot place it. Inquire further, and he tells you that the name has something to do with the Earth Stone, but he is not sure what.

Before proceeding, feel free to ask Adril Arano other questions about Raven Rock if you want to learn more about the lore. Your next task, is to investigate the Shrine.