It is still morning when you are summoned to the keep of Lord Aldwin Scarmantle. Each of you for different reasons; as a representative of the Merchant or Magic guilds, one of the Knightly orders, or a just warrior for hire.
As you arrive at the gates of the keep, you are escorted inside by a guard wearing the white stag insignia of Whiterock. The guard shows you into the great hall and says "please wait here, the lord will see you shortly."
Looking around the room you see you are not alone, there are 8 other people standing there also waiting to see the lord. Adorning the walls are blue banners with the white stag insignia and at the end of the hall is an empty wooden throne.