Tordek needed heroes, heroes he could trust… and if you can’t trust family, who can you trust? So he traveled to Baldur’s Gate where he knew he could find his younger sister Ilde. She would know where he could find adventures worth their salt.
Ilde the Barbarian, Diceous the Rogue, Enna the Sorceress, and the super-popular, man of the people… uh… whats-his-name the BARD! (I don’t remember!) They all wanted the chance to prove something to themselves, and to society, that they were more than just average talents. Also, the stories of the wicked Dragon Cultists were told to them as children… and since then, they’ve only been stories. The idea of people worshiping evil dragons and turning them into liches is a threat they’d like to have a hand in thwarting. Even if they’re only able to do a small part, when great heroes do eventually put a stop to the villains, they lwant to be able to tell their grandchildren that they assisted them!
Tordek however had greater aspirations for these young folk…
The trip to Greenest was easy enough, and the adventurers were looking forward to meeting Tordek’s contact Leosin Erlanthar. They had heard a lot about him, and that he would be able to lead them in the fight against the Cult of the Dragon. Their spirits sunk and their eyes widened in disbelief as they crested a hill and got a good look at the town known for it’s serene beauty; Greenest was being attacked by a dragon!
Shaking off their trepidation, they rushed to the town’s aid! Kobolds, mercenaries, and men garbed in black cloaks were sacking the town; with them were giant lizards and what could only be described as long, viscous, wingless dragons.
They ran towards the nearest foes they could see, when a man and his children darted out of an Alley! He had been badly wounded, and his wife following close behind, brandished a broken spear. Six Kobolds were in pursuit, and the woman Linan Swift was doing her best to hold them off.
Happy to crack some skulls Ilde jumped into the fray as, Diceous, Rhogar, and Enna fired shots immediately. Linan fell in battle, and her family became distraught fleeing only a short distance away.
The Adventurers defeated the Kobolds quickly after taking some rather serious blows, but luckily nobody was killed, including Linan. When she came to, she gathered her family back and informed the team that the keep was the safest place in town from the attackers.
Naturally, they took the family under their wing, and headed straight to the keep. On the way there they were way they were waylaid by more kobolds and mercenaries… defeated them each in stride and continuing to their destination.
Badly wounded, they pounded on the keep’s door as asked for refuge. Seeing the frightened family and the wounded adventurers, the guards brought them in without question. Inside the keep things were bleak. They could tell right away that the men housed in the keep were not warriors by any means.
“Alright!” Diceous shouted in her most commanding voice. “Find your guts people! We need ever able-bodied man woman and child that can hold a weapon up there on the battlements!”
The people looked up at her in shock, and murmurs could be heard cursing her for a fool. They were no match the Blue Dragon circling overhead. Governor Nighthill approached them and did his best to explain the situation. He implored them for their help protecting the villages resources, a mill near the river in particular.
They agreed to assist, but were in no shape to run back out into battle. They rested and dressed their wounds, preparing to make their way to the mill. (Which didn’t seem to be in any immediate danger.)