My level 18 WF wizard was in the Dar Qat Embassy quest (I forget its name) and got swamped and died. When I released, I ended up in the Ball and Chain Pub in Wheloon! I have never been to Wheloon before. I have never been in that pub so how could I have spirit bound there? I have done the two U18 quests but not the third one because I haven't bought the expansion.
What an odd thing to happen. The thing is, I can't remember where I last spirit bound. Is it possible that they have reused another pub - maybe the Smuggler's Rest on the Pirate Island? Or is it an advertising thing and regardless of where you spirit bind, if you have done the U18 quests and haven't bought the expansion you go to the Ball and Chain as a teaser to buy it?
It makes it a bit of a long run back to the quest you were hoping to carry on with though...