Talos 19-20 500 4th age
Gem and Gargrim left the town of Cormac and made it to Two Rivers where they met a friend Riter, Kurin and Vernon. Vernon asked the two if they would be willing to adventure with the group. Gargrim and Gem agreed as long as the adventure was in the west.
Vernon mentioned that the site of the adventure was the old Vanthan Manor near Ames. Marcus Vanthan was a baron in the past who was known to be a follower of Cyric and other unnamed folks. The house was said to be a place of horrors. One day Marcus was found hanged in the place and the family and folks there fled the evil place where it fell into ruins. Stories told of a fortune that was there and many had tried, but nobody succeeded.
The group traveled to Ames during a time of the killer cold, a period where temperatures drop excessively. In Ames they met a half orc named Nesturak. the group had been told that sometimes bandits were rumored to have used the manor as a base. It was during this conversation with the owners of the bar, that Nesturak became interested in the conversation. Gem Greenbottle had semi accused Nesturak of being one of the bandits and also had called him a half breed which nesturak disliked.