To the good adventurers of Thrush Peake,
Greetings on behalf of Sir Naulen and the Black Watch. I am Squire Archibalda Goodwin, and it is an honour to correspond with the famous fighters, wizards and folks of a more roguish persuasion who make their home in the adventurer’s quarter of Thrush Peake. While I serve my knight, Sir Naulen, in reclaimed Ontarius, your quality is known far and wide around the Kingdom.
I have a simple request for you this All Hallow’s:
Help us kill the banshee Ashen Whisper.
The preparations for this great endeavor have been spearheaded thus far by your own Squire Daedamia, Avryn of the Lythari, and Locke of the Red Serenity, with the able assistance of the Earth Guild. They brought vital intelligence and a fierce will to defeat the banshee queen to the Black Watch, and we are all in agreement that the time has come for a full-fledged assault on the Keening Woods.
Ashen Whisper has been making war on this kingdom since Ontarius first fell. First in the service of the Dracolich and then in pursuit of her own dominion, she has wrought havoc and ruin. She supported the Traitor Legions in their actions last year, lending necromantic power to the Night Eyes and guiding their attempts to prevent the Creation lines from reclaiming the corrupted earth of Ontarius. When the Legions were defeated, she offered the survivors shelter and aid, and they work for her still.
This All Hallow’s, we are in the position to launch a coordinated invasion of the Keening Woods, but to do so we will need your help. The key to our success is for a strike team to enter the Woods, unlock the corrupted Elven Groves that power its defenses, and face the Banshee Queen. If this strike team can destroy the defenses, the Black Watch and the Earthen Towers can move into the Woods to take out its armies and begin to cleanse its corruption.
It will be dangerous. It will be daunting. It may well be deadly. Which makes you the best people in this kingdom to undertake it, since you do the impossible on a regular basis.
Will you join us?
I travel to Thrush Peake on the All Hallow’s Gather to hear your answer, and will present myself to the County Court when it gathers on Saturday morning to assist in the planning. Should you have questions about the creature we face, I direct you to Squire Daedamia, Avryn of the Lythari, Locke of the Red Serenity, and the Earth Guild, the brave leaders of this endeavor.
Squire Archibalda Goodwin
In Service to Sir Naulen of the Nadene