Read the following to get the adventure underway:
Venture-Captain Hestia Themis, a small, unassuming woman
of Taldan heritage with dark hair and eyes, holds a large
sheaf of papers in her small hands and clears her throat. Her
booming voice, the antithesis of her stature, fills the main hall
of the small Pathfinder Lodge in the Taldan city of Cassomir.
“One of our own has been kidnapped. Pathfinder Cestis was
taken just days ago from a relics auction in the Imperial Naval
Shipyards, and we believe his dissapearance to be related to
the six dozen or so kidnappings of the last several months.
Now that one of our own is missing, this has become a Society
matter—something we’ll get to the bottom of.”
Themis gestures to a teenage boy standing beside her, who
nervously regards his surroundings and sweats profusely,
his thick brown hair matted and wet against his head. “This
is Nefti, the assistant to the biggest thorn in my side in
Cassomir—an agent of the Aspis Consortium named Kafar.
Kafar is also missing, taken from the same relics auction along
with Pathfinder Cestis and a dozen other citizens of Cassomir.
Nefti was at the auction, saw where a small group of the
kidnapped victims were taken, and his handlers in Cassomir
have give us access to him so that he might guide us to our
missing Pathfinder. If you happen to find Kafar…” Themis
grinds her teeth. “Let him go, per the agreement I’ve just
made with his superiors. Your priority is Cestis, and I think
Nefti can lead you to him. Any questions?”