All of the party members will be native-born to the Principality, and grew up as friends, knowing each other, in order to expedite things. They have now decided to begin adventuring together. Your first few posts should be background posts, where you both talk about how your characters grew up together, good times they've had, bad times they've been through, what motivated them to become adventurers, etc. Your home town (which is where we shall start) is Havenhill, which is actually a sizable city (Population 32,100); Havenhill has two main districts; the Hearth District, which is dug into the side of a massive hill of granite, and the Foreign District, which is basically all of the above-ground structures which surround the Hearth District's hillside entrance. Not being of Dwarven birth, Patruus and Nepos grew up in the Foreign District.
The maps show the locations of various places; The Yellow Star on the Regional Map is the location of the Prince's stronghold; TheBlue Star shows the location of the New Ulek Mining Complex. The White Star shows the location of Castellan Keep, which is on the borderlands of the Pomarj, the domain of Gurrok Mak, Warlord Chieftain of the Pomarj Orcs. The two black and white maps show details of Castellan Keep, and of the surrounding environs.
DM Note: To start the party off... Elgrym has been away for the past 15 years, studying shield fighting at the Monastery of the Four Winds, under the legendary martial arts master, Master Choh. Today is Elgrym's first day back in town, and the party has gathered inside the common room of the Green Drake Tavern, a Halfling-owned establishment in the Foreign Quarter, in order to wish him Welcome Home!It is 1:00 PM in the afternoon.