The Story Begins….
Three unlikely characters from different backgrounds met up in Fallcrest to begin a quest to the Cloak Woods, looking for Kobolds and trying to unlock the secret to their power!
Gimlow is a dwarf Cleric of Bahamut who lives alone in the mountains. One day he is approached by a messenger with a request to travel to Fallcrest to assist the city. Once there, he speaks with Nimozaran the Green (high mage of Emerald Tower, also known as Nemo) to investigate the kobold attacks on caravans outside of the town. Nemo feels that the kobolds were attacking in a much more organized fashion than normal. He also believes that there must be a secret power behind their skills. Nemo requested Gimlow because Gimlow “thinks outside of the box.” Nemo’s apprentice is Tobolar Quickfoot, who has shown himself to be somewhat of an alcoholic.
Thin Mint is a minotaur who was attacked by kobolds outside his beloved Cloak Woods. When he comes-to, he finds himself face-to-face with a member of the Fallcrest Town Guard who asks him questions about the kobolds. After he takes hallucinogenic mushrooms to calm himself, Thin Mint also speaks with Faren Markelhay, the mayor of Fallcrest. All he wants to do is go back to his Cloak Woods but the mayor convinces him to help clear the kobolds out of the forest for a fee.
Kayleth is an elf looking for answers. She runs into Teldorthan Ironhews at the Ruins of Fastormel. Teldorthan is looking for a dragon breast plate which has been stolen from one of his caravans by kobolds. Kayleth offers to travel to Fallcrest to talk with Teldorathan’s son, Timmy Ironhews, and gather some recruits for a search of Cloak Woods.
The mayor tells some worshipers of Pelor about Thin Mint‘s mushroom madness. While Thin Mint and Kayleth are soaking in a hot tub outside of the Nentir Inn, three Paladins and one Cleric of Pelor ransack Thin Mint’s room in search of the mushrooms. Gimlow witnesses this ransacking and questions the rash action of the worshipers of Pelor, leading them to assume that he is in league with Thin Mint. Thus begins a mad-dash to the city limits and onto Cloak Woods.
Once in Cloak Woods, the characters come across a manor, which is believed to be the hide-out for the kobolds. After inspecting some of the manor, Thin Mint suggests the adventurers burn it down. It doesn’t take the adventurers long to realize that the forest is burning along with the manor. The three start running away from the manor. Each group member receives a warning from a white dragon in their minds, requesting them to turn around. Because of Gimlow‘s religious beliefs, he travels back to the manor, where he witnesses a large dragon blocking out the sun and causing a short-lived magic ice storm, that puts out the fire. Thin Mint and Kayleth come to the clearing after they see the fire has been put out, and they decide to search more of the manor. They travel down two levels and fight their way through many kobold-filled passages until they come to a white dragon’s lair. Thin Mint mounts a valiant charge while exhausted and bleeding, sacrificing himself to defeat the dragon. Gimlow and Kayleth grab Thin Mint‘s body to transport him back to Nemo, along with the dragon’s hide and a treasure chest.
Gimlow decides that he’d like to go home and begins his walk out of town.
Thin Mint decides to go back to the Nentir Inn because he died yesterday and needs a rest.