*The Empire*
*A old tavern in a rainy, unremarkable settlement*

Welcome travellers.
I am Tarik Negasso Shale, scribe, treasure seeker, student of the worlds edge mountains and perhaps your benefactor...

I seek to employ you all for a venture that will take you deep into the mountains, to a vault long forgotten. You have been drawn here to this tavern for different reasons, but you all will share the same quest. A quest that will take you far from home and to wondrous sights, riches aplenty and many a heroic deed.

What say you?