Kingdom of Isles
Dressed in torn and ragged adventures clothing with leaves and cobwebs clinging to her long matted hair and hooded cloak, this woman is bedraggled and covered in small cuts and bruises. She seems relatively healthy, though almost infant like in her mental capacity. Sharp eyes can spot a tattoo of the Farstrider Society on her left forearm.
The Alliance ran in to this wandering soul while she was in a feebleminded, paranoid state. Upon curing her mental illness via a magic scroll, her mind instantly cleared. The conversation went as follows.
I thank you, friends, for your timely assistance. I don’t know
how long I have wandered in that dazed state, but since I am
still alive and relatively unharmed I assume it cannot have been
long. Which means that the source of my quest lies nearby…
and I beseech you to aid me in my cause.
What happened to you?
“My journey here has been one of many strange trials and events. More important than my story, however, is that of whom I followed on this quest— a man of renown named Eano Kline.”
Who is Eano Kline?
Eano Kline is a Farstrider of rare reputation and honor, a man who has actually put the good of the civilized peoples of the Kingdom ahead of a personal agenda of discovery and self-aggrandizement—a rare thing indeed among my peers. Eano is in the greatest of dangers, and all of the Inner Sea Region with him. You must help me, for by doing so you help yourselves and all you hold dear.”
What is this danger you speak of ?
“ Eano stumbled upon a subterranean city in the far north built ages ago by a strange race of snake men. But it wasn’t a dead city; it was just asleep—and it was ready to wake up. The clues that Eanohad been following had been laid by the serpentfolk themselves in the hope that some explorer would unwittingly stumble upon them and rouse them from their age-long slumber to rise and conquer an unprepared world. Eano only narrowly avoided doing just that and barely escaped with his life. When he reported back to the Farstrider Society, Eano refused to publish his findings and discouraged anyone from retracing his steps, knowing the dangers if others should stumble upon that city and wake those
creatures. For this he was ostracized from the Society. But Eando continued his researches on his own, and discovered something of even more immediate danger—the underground city to the North was not the only such slumbering city. Another city slept beneath as well, and was already beginning to wake on its own. Eano Kline gathered a group of like-minded Farstriders—such as myself—and we set out to stop
this newly discovered threat before it could engulf the unsuspecting folk of this world.”
Where is Eano Kline now?
“Following Eano’s research, we entered certain deep caves in the Northwall Range near the Frozen Coast . For weeks we followed the byways of the Underearth until at last we came to this new subterranean city, called Il-Suria. Unfortunately, it was much more lively than its sister city in the North and inhabited by numerous denizens. The serpentfolk there are on some sort of mission, under the leadership
of a powerful priest. They ambushed us shortly after we entered the city. Eano and our companions were captured, and only I managed to escape.”
How did you get here?
“While fleeing the serpentfolk, I found an obscure tunnel that led up and assumed it to be as good as any. The tunnel led to a chamber with a magical portal on one wall. I stepped through, hoping it would take me somewhere where I could find aid to return and free my companions, and ended up in some other underground complex. My pursuers were right behind me, so to keep them from following me, I smashed several crystals surrounding the portal, hoping
the damage would deactivate it for a time. “Things are somewhat hazy after that. I don’t think the serpentfolk followed me through, but I encountered what I think was an undead serpentfolk, a wizard, perhaps. It must have hit me with a spell of some kind, because as I tried to find an exit from the new chambers I had entered, I kept losing track of time and what I was doing. Eventually I remembered no more until I came to my senses in your presence.”
Where is this portal?
“I don’t know exactly where the portal is, but I think it must be near here because I would be much worse for wear if I had wandered aimlessly for very far or very long. I thank you for your help, but must ask you to please help me retrace my steps and find the way back to Il-Suria. Eano and the rest are in great danger, and I have to help them. But I fear that without your aid, they’re all doomed to a fate that the surface world will soon be sharing if the serpentfolk rise in force without being stopped.”