The world has never been a safe place. Bastions of civilization populate a dark, menacing world—islands of order and reason exist in a land otherwise overrun by dark cults, vile monsters, creatures from the dark edges of the imagination, and worse. As deadly as the world is on a normal day, something has begun to stir on the fringes of the civilized Elsir Vale. Formerly the site of an attack by an army known as the Red Hand, the Vale has known several years of peace since brave adventurers stormed into the teeth of the approaching Hand and sent them scurrying back into the darkness.
But the peace of Elsir Vale has been shattered. First Brindol then Overlook have been laid siege to by hordes of orcs and goblins. Though both attempts have been thwarted through the heroics of the party, information has come to light about the force behind these attacks. Now the question is who's footing the bill and what further plans do they have for the region?