Klervan is an elf who grew up in the elvish city of Dunolfin, in the country of Karnin. Dunolfin is called the Shining City of the West. Tired of the cosmopolitan life, and seeking adventure, Klervan hitched a ride across Lake Twen to the country of Darrun, where he heard adventure lurked around every corner. What he found was a country engulfed in chaos.
First, his ship was overtaken by pirates just outside the harbor of the port town of Hewlav. He used his amazing speed and stealth to escape the pirates, and his limited swimming skills barely got him ashore, where he passed out on the beach. The Hewlavians found the poor young waterlogged and unconscious elf and brought him to their leader, a beautiful but insane, evil woman named Minge, who had become the Dominatrix of Hewlav. Minge said that if the elf wished to survive, he would have to perform a service for her. She wants him to go down…into a dungeon, that is!
A few hours south of town lay the ruins of a powerful magician’s castle. The castle was razed to the ground during the Invasion, but its dungeon remains, and has been overtaken by all kinds of wild beasts and monsters. The magician is rumored to have died in that dungeon, and she believes he would have some kind of magic item that would help her defeat the pirates once and for all…however, she does not know specifically what magical items this wizard would have had, or even if the entire dungeon hasn’t been looted already. She’s sent several men down there already, and none have returned.