Campaign Story: Dark Companions
Act I: Curse of the Spider Queen
The Spellplague has touched every part of the world of the world of Faerûn the Underdark included. There are those how would stand out i the darkness and rise to be the heros of this time. Leading the forces of light to make positive changes in these dark days are various orders of surviving Swordmages. Though there are those who believe that their movitves are questionable it is with one such swordmage, Balthasar Eckhardt that our story begins.
Balthasar Eckhardt has been marked by the will of the Spider Queen; her agents sent to descend upon him and bring him into her web. Viktor a drow ranger, who possesses an uncanny ability to track in the surface world, has become an unlikely tool of the Spider Queen. Though his own allegances were in question he to was cursed by Lolth and given to the hands of Sindri Sy_zier a drow noble who would lead the raiding party to the surface world and drive their prey back into the demon webs. But Balthasar was not alone, accompanied by Jaren Moonsong a half-elf bard the two were ill equiped to deal with the onslaught of the drow raiding party. But takeing the two back to the Underdark would be more difficult that merely defeating them, to ensure their prize in tow they too would be adorned by the curse of the Spider Queen her influence forcing them to their own doom.
After weeks of traveling through secret tunnels leading to the home of the drow, Sindri knew that something was amiss. There were no guards at their post and the gates had been blasted wide open. Quite inspection revealed the compound and been attacked and all of its inhabitants slaughtered. Now a fugitive in his own city the noble knowing that as the sole surviving noble of his house he would be a target for assassination. With control over the ranger and his captives he led them back into the shallows of the Underdark where the drows’ influence was not as strong to give him time to plot his next move.