In the woods near the village of Jodcar stand the crumbling remnants of stone walls. Amid the ivy-clad ruins, an oaken trapdoor gives access to a flight of stone stairs leading down under the earth. Once the lair of the hapless conjurer Kal-Dokk, it is currently occupied by strange monsters and two parties of brave and/or foolish men.
For the past couple of days, you have been staying in the village of Jodcar: a peaceful town on the edge of woods that stretch out as far to the east as the eye can see. You have been doing some odd jobs to earn money in order to gather supplies, and in the evenings you usually hang out at the bar of the town’s only inn: the ‘Hunter's Moon’.
Tonight is no exception: you are sitting in the Hunter’s Moon, sipping away at some ale to kill the night. You have been making plans to head out tomorrow and investigate the trapdoor that is said to lead down into the catacombs beneath the old tower.