Our campaign begins with several unrelated new adventurers travelling to the small Varisian town of Sandpoint. From various directions they travelled, each with a different purpose.
Raised in a small farming community, Greg Trister dreamed of escaping from his humble background. Saving all the money he earned working at the farms near his parents’ home, he purchased a longsword, shield, and armor. Turning his back on his past, he set out to make a name for himself by slaying monsters. Rumors heard on the road have led him to Sandpoint, searching for the elusive Sandpoint Devil that has been rumored to terrorize the local farms.
Symon D’Kar, as he is currently known, was trained in secret by the Church of Pharasma as an agent of the Goddess of Fate and Death. As his basic training drew to a close, Symon was sent on his own from the temple where he was trained. His masters declared that training could only teach so much, and Symon must now rely on his own skill and knowledge. After spending countless days on the road, Symon has arrived in Sandpoint looking for a roof over his head and warm meal while he recovers from the road.
When she was an infant, the half-elven girl known as Lily was found by a Shoanti tribe, seemingly abandoned in the woods. Though the tribesmen took the child in, she was always an outsider, never fitting in with the men and women who raised her. When she began having conversations with a raven she called Elle, the tribe turned their backs on the half elf. She has spent the past year on her own, living in the wilds outside of Sandpoint and learning arcane secrets from her familiar Elle. Lily has always been curious about the strange people that lived in the town, and the recent activity leading up to the Swallowtail Festival has piqued her interest enough to travel in to the town.
Zordlon Silverstaff is the elven son of a minor noble family in Korvosa, trained at the Acadamae as a wizard. Drawn to the magical school of Conjuration, Zordlon spent countless hours perusing the tomes in the school’s library, attempting to learn as much as he could about his Art. It was here he met Keegan, a gnome who worked in the library. The two became fast friends as they discussed various topics, and both enjoyed their comfortable lives in the large city. Unfortunately, Zordlon’s family fell upon hard times and were unable to pay his tuition to the Acadamae, leading his teachers to dismiss Zordlon on a “research sabbatical,” sending him to western Varisia to research the ancient Thassilonian ruins that dotted the landscape. Keegan, on the other hand, was forced out by his parents, who feared that his obsession with books would cause him to succumb to the Bleaching early in his life. They demanded he go out and experience all that the world had to offer, and the diminutive cleric of Cayden Cailean left his childhood home with all of his belongings. Fortunately, he crossed paths with Zordlon as the elf was preparing to board a ship to the west, and the two friends decided to travel together. Their ship carried them west along Conqueror’s Bay, then traveled in to the Varisian Gulf before dropping the passengers off in Sandpoint.