Mischief at the Ruins

The Adventures of Aya and Rumson

Both Aya and Rumson have been adventures for a few years, roaming the Sword Coast for adventuring fame and fortune. Recently, they were informed of mischevious activity by a local clerk – Stephen Phillips in Baldur’s Gate about mischevious behavior in the old Stowe family ruin. According to the clerk, a local pig farmer located near the Stowe ruin came back from a short expedition, only to find all of his pigs missing. Now, we know that leaving your farm unattended is not what a clever man would do, but it is the outskirts of Stowe, nothing ever happens in these parts. In fact, he’s been going on these short expeditions while leaving his farm unattended for years. He’s never had any issues, not even with the local wildlife. The recent storms in the area left no clues in the mud and his house was left untouched. Witin a few hours upon his dreadful return back to the farm house, the farmer heard the faint sound of what could only be pigs being slaughtered. The horrific sounds echoed through the woods from the west, where the ruins lie.

Word got back to Duke Oliver Stowe about this incident and he knew he could rely on Stephen to pass this along to one of the many adventurers in Baldur’s Gate. Stephen without hesitation contacted Aya and Rumson to invesitage the troubles at the ruins.

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