The quiet village of Brindol had seen relative peace and quiet in the Elsir Vale. But things were not always so quiet. Twenty years ago, the village and the vale were the targets of conquest of the Red Hand of Doom.
After coming into Brindol, the heroes were quickly in the middle of an attack on the town. A horde of hobgoblins besieged the city in an attempt to pillage and burn the village. Luckily the players were onsite and able to repel the attack, but not before seven of the town’s citizens were kidnapped by the raiding party.
The local council assembled. Councilman Eoffram Troyas approached the heroes, hoping that they would take on the task of rescuing the seven citizens kidnapped in the raid. After a brief exchange, the heroes accepted the task of rescuing the citizens. After interrogating a capture goblin named Morrik, the heroes learned that the hobgoblin army was being led by a vicious hobgoblin named Sinruth. Sinruth has his army headquartered in the old abandoned Castle Rivenroar.
In a daring raid, the heroes stormed Castle Rivenroar. In clearing out the dungeon the group encountered and defeated Sinruth. The heroes were able to save six of the seven captives. The town guard Kartenix was killed prior to the heroes arrival.
Amongst other treasures,they found the following letter on Sinruth.
Brave Sinruth, The Red Hand will rise again! The other remnants take great cheer in your recent attacks on commerce coming into The Blight That is Brindol.
We’re particularly pleased with your ability to inspire a fighting spirit in others, whether they have true goblin blood or merely wish they did. To be blunt, we think you should have many more soldiers under your command. Many, many more.
And recent events have rendered some remnants leaderless. With a bold stroke on your part, the remnants would rally to the Red Hand you so proudly display.
As your bold stroke, do this: Attack the The Blight That is Brindol by night. Focus your efforts on their Hall of Great Valor, for it mocks the many hard-won victories by the first Red Hand of Doom. Take from them the spoils of war they shamelessly hang on their walls and bring those antiques back to Rivenroar.
Do this before the moon is next full. And with regard to your previous question, turning over captives to your unliving allies at Rivenroar is perfectly acceptable. War sometimes makes strange bedfellows, and we appreciate how you’ve united such disparate forces under your banner. Whatever prisoners you take from Rivenroar you can give to the wight.
Fight with the valor of your ancestors, Sinruth. And keep your hands stained red with the blood of the weak! I will visit you again next month, at a time of my choosing.