Thrown into chaos after the death of the god Aroden, Cheliax found a new spiritual guide to help tame the resulting lawlessness and destruction—Asmodeus. Dominated today by the Thrice-Damned House of Thrune, Cheliax is a land of inflexible order, like a rigid steel blade tempered in the fires of Hell. It is a land where nobility and virtue take second place to a ruthlessly imposed harmony. It is a place where talks of past glories are only whispered in the dark, where heroic ambitions are kept to oneself, and where normal people strive to blend into the safe anonymity of the crowd. It is here, in the country’s former capital of Westcrown, that the Council of Thieves Adventure Path takes shape.
The city of Westcrown needs concerned citizens to turn the tide of darkness and despair that grows upon it daily. It needs people who can balance discretion with conviction, boldness with prudence and compassion with justice. It needs a rare kind of hero, one who is able to hide in plain sight, content without recognition or fame, one who stands for restoring the glory of Westcrown while humbly tolerating its present abasement.
You might be such a hero, and that is why you received today’s invitation from an attractive, short-haired brunette who introduced herself as Janiven, to attend an early supper at Vizio’s Tavern.