Shadowdale - The legendary village. Home of Elminster and Storm Silverhand. The movers and shakers of Abeir Toril have all been through here now and again. The Powers themselves have noted the importance of this hamlet in the great scheme of the multiverse.
But you just call it home.
So many times history has been made and changed right here at your doorstep, but you had chores to do. You cut your teeth on stories of the Knights of Myth Drannor and the exploits of the Harpers, but you had lessons and schooling. It was only a matter of time before you ran off with a group of your friends to begin your own great adventure. Your parents knew it. You think you're ready, your parents think not. The eternal perdicament of the young. You go anyway, helped along with the equipment you came across in the barn or the spellbook left on the counter. Left there on purpose? You can't say yes or no, but you have it now.
Now here you are, at the ruins of some old temple to a god no one remembers. The rumor is that kobolds have taken up residence here, but the only evidence is a few missing sheep.