Carric – Declined to return to Helgabal (Damaran Capitol) after leaving the Underdark, he was not ready to rejoin the Tightpurses (the cities thieves guild) and wasn’t quite ready to deal with them appropriately. Also felt it was better to acclimate himself to Nightbringer away from a large populace. During the short stay in Valls, he has been attacked no less than 3 times by religious fanatics that later were discovered to be tied back to a sect of Orcus operating in Damara.
Kane – Traveled to the city of Valls at the request of the newly appointed Lord Commander Davosiel Naïlo (Davos), appointed his command by King Regent Rea, ruling in the new King Erical Frosmantle’s stead until his return from the lands of Cormyr. While Kane outranks Davos in the Order of the Silver Chalice (the conglomerate of Paladins in Damara), the humans of the land still exhibit racial prejudice and find following and elf more tasteful than following a Dragonborn.
“To the Hells with them, I’d rather be on the road keeping the realm safe, instead of playing politics in the capitol, under a whelpling King.”
Kane was happy to leave the capitol. He was asked to travel to Valls to look in on a friend of Davos’s that had not dealt well with the scars of war and imprisonment at the hand of Mind Flayers, his friend Carric. During their time in the Underdark, Carric had acquired a sword of great power, from a near Exarch of Orcus; the Vampire Drow Zirithian, that had radiated an aura of corruption and vileness. An eye should be kept on the whereabouts of that blade and who wields it. Davos also entrusted Kane with his blade, The Shard of Stygia, to let Carric know that he was a friend and could be trusted. Traveling to the south, Kane stopped in Ravensburg and “requested” that Locus, a tiefling sorcerer with an eye for artifacts, accompany him and lend a hand in looking into this sword.
Locus – Living on the outskirts of Ravensburg for the past several months had been a new experience for Locus. Still unaccustomed to such open spaces, having come from a dense city in Thay. However he would take the open spaces and bigotry of the locals over the masses of undead that increased by the day in the literally dying nation of Thay. The Arch-Druid of the realm assured him that he would be fine here in Ravensburg, despite being attacked by demon hunters from Impultur to the south on numerous occasions. During one such “discussion” with the Arch-Druid that the paladin that facilitated his exodus from Thay, Kane Paladin of Bahumat, Adjudicator of the Order of the Silver Chalice paid him a visit and offered him an opportunity he couldn’t refuse. A new artifact had literally surfaced and he needed him to examine it discreetly. The answer was of course yes.
Perrin – Sensing an imbalance of sorts in his realm he set off west from the Forest of Dun Tharos. His realm being from the southern Earthspur mountains to the Great Glacier in the North, and from the towering Galena Mountains in the west to the jagged peaks of the Giantspire Mountains in the west and everything in between. He felt something “off” in the west. Traveling that way he stopped on the outskirts of Ravensburg to consult powerful sorcerer that may have been able to divine what the cause may be. However, Locust spent the entire time complaining about the local populaces distrust of him and why on all the nine hells he would think that he would be happier surrounded by “Hicks”. It was during that discussion that a common ally between the two happened by and beckoned them to join him in Valls for a time.