Schemes of the Lich King
Baron’s Faire, (known to detractors as ’Puno’s Folly’) is the annual fair in Witchburn where hunters bring exotic animals to sell to wealthy nobles and eccentric merchants who have needs of such things.
At the most recent Baron’s Faire, tragedy struck when several of the animals got loose, including a bullette, a giant scorpion and a pair of large bears. Whereas few people were killed, it was disastrous to the individuals who owned the bullette and giant scorpion, as their animals were killed in the fracas. Whereas the blame was placed on a group of bugbears for opening the cages, most were unaware that it was actually Wolfram Delmanse, Glaedwin Longclef and Kouro Marmari who released the creatures due to their belief that trading in these creatures was immoral.
After the adventurers present were able to prevent more deaths by attacking the creatures, the Baron, unaware of their involvement, hailed them as heroes, inviting them back to his estate for a celebratory feast. He discussed how those who lost creatures would be compensated, this was temper with his excitement and gratitude for their martial prowess. He offered each member of the party a House Graystone Signet Ring which contained the ability to insert Soul Gems but would also signify them as respected allies of House Graystone. In return, he asked that in several months they would return and help him hunt down creatures they could give to the wronged animal owners. Kouro, politely declined.