The ruin of a besieged fortress. A rumoured treasure. A dark secret, lost to time.
There was a time when the tale of the Siege of Coldmoor was told far and wide. It was a good story, too, with enough heroism and sacrifice to warm the hearts and wet the eyes of any tavern crowd. But, as time goes by, even legends fade away.
Today the bards sing of other battles and other heroes, and what happened at Coldmoor has been all but forgotten. By most, that is–but not by everyone.
The greatest hero of the Siege of Coldmoor was Daren Athenyx, the commander, killed while leading his troops to push back the attackers. Now his tale has fallen into obscurity… but his descendent Gethyn Athenyx is determined to revive it.
Or, at least, that’s what he says.
This fine scion of House Athenyx has all the right words: historical significance, family heirlooms, unjustly-forgotten heroes–but it’s not hard to figure out what lies behind them. It’s an old fortress, it has crypts and tombs, there’ll be treasure. No need for a scholar’s intellect to realise exactly what he wants you to do for him.
It sounds like a simple enough job, but House Athenyx are a tricky lot, and it’s likely that it’ll be quite a bit harder than the pay would suggest. There are rumours of a rival House with an interest in the site, which if true would certainly explain Gethyn’s urgency. And Coldmoor has lain empty for many years, so who knows what may lurk in its halls? Perhaps the fortress was abandoned for a reason…
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Mysterious Stranger (Furare)
Scenes played: 7
License: Community License