Rolemaster (2nd or RMC) renaissance treasure hunt for a legendary artifact.A long time ago during the celestial wars 16 of the greatest wizards gathered and joined forces to fight back the great evil that was spreading though the world. They toiled for 16 hours per day for sixteen months (a year) and forged a great artifact. This artifact could summon the spirit of the Zodiac, a being so powerful that it could re-shape reality and time. The artifact was able to control the spirit of the Zodiac. With this artifact the 16 wizards were able to defeat the evil forces. In fear of the zodiac falling into wrong hands they split it up in 16 pieces (on for each wizard) and parted company, vowing to never meet again. Each wizard being the keeper of the Zodiac shard kept it hidden in ways that they thought best. For some it passed down as an heirloom, for other it was hidden and guarded by clever traps or hordes of monsters. Soon however the great battle became legend, and then it became forgotten by almost all.
Today you and your colleagues received a package from the postal service. The package looks old and worn.