The spire of ‘Spider Keep’, originally called the ‘Castle of St. Perry’ was raised by the pious yet paranoid Lord Vicar Jan Elphinstone some 20 years ago at the conclusion of the Third War of Ascension against the country of Ankskaven, in the Province Hapsalog.
Recently this past fall the Lady Miranda Elphinstone, the favorite niece of the Vicar Jan, contacted Father Michaels because she too had not gotten a letter from her uncle for several years.
Father Michaels states:
" I smell something foul, and I am not going to forsake and old friend and mentor. So having secured permission from the Queen, he is dispatching a handful of Templars to Port Bax and if necessary to Spider Keep. This is considered to be a religious matter, and your inquires are to be concerned with any foul Druidic activity, do not, and I must repeat, do not get involved with the political side, we have no standing there, and if the Templars get a reputation for interfering with the political affairs of Duranor, our travels could become a matter of scrutiny from many quarters."
"You will, Sir Hiffin, along with Sir Father Wolfgang proceed to Port Bax to inquire with the Lady Miranda and if necessary proceed to Ankskaven. Take no more than a couple men. The House of Bruce has used the Civil War to negotiate a high level of autonomy from the rest of the Empire. They are known to have Druidic allies, and so you must exercise caution."
Now the Keep is to be searched and and answer sought as to what happened to the Lord Vicar.