Tales From The 9th World
Part 1: On the perils of the north
In which the stage is set for adventure
You and your comrades have been hired as security by Baron Tichronus to guard his manse while he is away marshaling forces at the behest of the Amber Pope who has called a crusade against the Gaians that have moved into the Cloudcrystal Skyfields.
The mansion is outfitted as a trophy room and display for the Baron’s prizes rather than for comfort. Other than the three slave maidens who live in the kitchen and the groom and stable-boy who live in the stables outside, you’ve not seen another soul for the past three days since the Baron left, though the bustle of the city street can be heard through the pipe that defines the northern boundary of the estate.