You’re not quite sure how you ended up here, but here you are — the Inn of Restful Repose, the most expensive, most luxurious inn in the capitol. You were ordered here, with a little slip of paper “to show them at the door”.
The two hulks at the door let you in — reluctantly, it seemed — and handed the paper to a small woman inside. She led you through the surprisingly dim halls to a private meeting room. Around the table inside are some familiar faces — and at its head is quite a surprising one. Theos Caellus, the king’s chancellor and right-hand man.
‘Welcome,’ he says, ‘and please take a seat. Drinks will be along in a minute. Since we’re all here, I’ll get started.’
‘So the King is looking for some reasonably reliable agents — to go into the newly exposed lands and recover his property.’