The Intrepid Meanderthals sit relaxing in the comfortable atmosphere of Winterhaven’s tavern. They regale the locals with tales of their many exploits and daring deeds. Sometime embellishing the tales or twisting the facts slightly for dramatic licence.
“Seeing the vile creatures climbing the stairs on the opposite side of the room I swiftly tied a rope to the broken stairs and swung off the platform. I swept around the room behind the two Zombies, which I swiftly kicked into the pit.” Kabuto rearranges his magical robes and sits back down to a round of applause from the onlookers.
“Good evening my dear, your companion seems to be a mage of uncommon acrobatic skill, perhaps you could introduce me.”
“Valthrun!” Exclaims Adverse Camber with joy “Good to see you. Everyone this is ”/campaign/thunderspiredouche/wikis/valthrun-the-prescient" class=“wiki-page-link”>Valthrun the Prescient . He was my mentor for many years and is a very wise and knowledgeable man." She swiftly introduces all of the adventurers sat at the table. “and finally this is Kabuto, a Deva Invoker who has a tendency to invoke his imagination when retelling stories. As I remember he spent quite a while in the hole dangling from a rope after stumbling off the ledge in that particular adventure."
Valthrun chuckles “Adventurer’s reputations are built on stories such as this my dear. I think you will travel a long way to find someone who has not exaggerated some of their past deeds. However I did not seek you out this night to lecture you on half-truths. There is perhaps something you could help me with. I seek information about the labyrinth beneath Thunderspire Mountain. There is an ancient Minotaur city that must contain countless treasures. In recent years a settlement has grown around a trading post so access to the labyrinth has become possible. The information stored in the ancient chambers beneath the labyrinth must be vast and invaluable. If you were to travel there I’m sure you would also find riches galore. If you could bring me back some artefact of historical significance I would be very grateful and, though any monetary recompense I could make would pale against the treasures within the labyrinth, I could possibly part with one of the rituals I have possession of.”
The Adventurers have a short discussion but the talk of treasure has caught their attention and tickled their greed glands. They agree to return with any artefact they find if they happen to venture into the Labyrinth. Quests
Adverse Camber and Rayven take a trip to the store to pick up supplies. The store keeper Bairwin Wildarsson is interested to hear that they might be going to Thunderspire Mountain.
“Perhaps you might be able to undertake a small commission for me? I have a transaction arranged with a fellow by the name of Gendar. If you are going in that direction perhaps you could take this Box to him and return with the items he has ready in exchange. I would provide you with sufficient recompense of course.” Quests
“How convenient that we should be travelling in that direction and receive another chance to earn some more gold. I think we should take him up on his offer.” Rayven suggests to Adverse Camber who agrees. Bairwin is very happy but warns them not to use his name within Thunderspire. “A matter of a small sum owed that this deal should clear, but do not concern yourselves.”
Whilst the group are readying themselves at the tavern a messenger arrives to conduct them swiftly to Lord Padraig.
“Thank you for attending so quickly my friends.” Lord Padraig seems agitated and paces up and down his hall whilst speaking. “I have received a letter recovered by one of my scouts who came across a lone goblin. It is a ”/campaign/thunderspiredouche/wikis/Letter%20to%20Kalarel/new" class=“create-wiki-page-link”>Letter to Kalarel from Chief Krand of the Bloodreavers. These Bloodreavers appear to be slave traders, which is a practice I cannot condone. Furthermore some people have been captured from a local village by the name of Riverdown. I fear the disappearance can only be linked to these Slavers. I would be very grateful if you could seek out these Bloodreavers and eliminate any threat they pose to the Nentir Vale whilst rescuing any slaves you find. Bring me back proof of the slavers demise and return the people to Riverdown and you shall be handsomely rewarded." Quests
Although amazed at the coincidence that three of the people in Winterhaven would have Quests to Thunderspire for them they decide to embark immediately in search of slavers, trade, information and, most importantly, plunder.