During your short stay in Thurmaster, you have managed to overhear some rumors:
- The wizard Tauster is a bit crazy, but the wisest sage in the land.
- Even the quite lands of Haranshire are being overcome with dark forces, with strange creatures being seen and people being plagued with strange dreams.
- To the north, the lands of Ulek are currently engaged in a great war against the humaniod legions of the Pomarj. The great warchief Turrosh Mak has recently overtaken the border fortress of Brightstone Keep, and is marching inland.
- To the East, the Hold of Sea Princes is experiencing extreme instability. Two of the princes have gone missing and the power vacuum has led to infighting among the lesser lords.
- Even farther to the north, the forces of Iuz have marched upon the kingdom of Furyondy, bolstered by the return of their dread lord.
- Strange men in black robes have been seen in Milborne, hassling merchants and looking for something…