A small group of adventurers were gathered by Baron Galisar.
Local viliages needed more military aid and food for the coming winter months, but Baron Galisar refused to give additional support with out something in return. Each village had to submit one person to work for him in exchange for the military aid and food.
The villages sent forth two halflings, Cade Masters and Tucher, as well as a druid of Obad-hai, Xander. The party was slowing forming, and Baron Galisar gave them their first job. He had a letter he wished to be hand delivered to his brother, Jared Galisar, a High Priest of Palor in the kingdom of Karthayleon far to the north, across the vast Ocean of Kas’Zorn. They boarded a ship to head north on what was to be a simple mission…but on the great Ocean of Kas’Zorn, storms arise quickly, and danger can appear out of anywhere.
After many days of travel, the journey across the Ocean of Kas’Zorn brought them to a small island nation of New Saristan. The ship was to dock and take on more supplies for the continued trek to the northern continent of Kas’Lorn. However the captain was instructed by the port authority that no ships were allowed to leave the port and head further north. Shipping vessels were being attacked and it was for the safety of his crew and passangers that the Lord of New Saristan had assembled a blockade from the north. It appeared the parties journey had come to an end.
The captain refunded them a small part of their fair so that they might buy food and lodging, and regretfully informed them that he would have to turn back towards Kas’Sunel. Due to the blockade, the inns were packed and food was scarce. They were lucky enough to find a place to stay, but finding work in the crowded city turned out to be nearly impossible. Lord Skovil had sent out a request for anyone in the city brave enough to take on a dangerous mission that would inevitably lift the blockade on the shipping lanes.
The Lord recommended that they gather one more person, an Aquatic Elf named Alduine Anduil, a translator and scholar from the Historical Society. Lord Skovil explained to the group that a temple of some sort had been discovered several miles out to sea right in the path of the northern shipping lanes. Very little was known about the temple, but after pouring through documents from the Historical Society, he and his scholars had managed to find ancient mentionings of a temple that was tied to civilizations all across the world. He had ripped out half of his home to unearth a teleportation pad that supposedly linked to the temple, but he also gave them a warning. He had already sent one group into the teleporter a week prior, and nothing had been heard back from them…