Tales of Nentir Vale
The Nentir Vale
The Nentir Vale was the northern frontier of the Nerath Empire, right up to the empire’s collapse about a century ago. Now the vale is mostly empty, with a handful of living villages and towns scattered over a wide area. Abandoned farmsteads, ruined manors, and broken keeps litter the countryside. Bandits, wild animals, and monsters roam freely throughout the vale, threatening anyone who fares more than few miles away from one of the surviving settlements. Travel along the roads or river is usually safe. But every now and then, travelers come to bad ends between towns. What was once the borderland of the old empire has become a fallen land.
The Twisted Halls
Your group finds itself on the outskirts of Fallcrest working for Traevus, a dwarf merchant you met on your way to town. He was ambushed by a group of goblins and a mysterious human rider. He asks that you find an item he lost during the ambush, “a small wooden box with a lock”, he says it’s a personal item he needs back, and asks you not to open it should you find it. Instead, he offers 30 pieces of gold to whomever brings it back to him.