Burr Hollow is a village on the southern edge of the Aisling Forest. As of late there have been issues in the forest, rumors of goblins causing problems with the river. The Mayor, Paidrig Cole, had sent several members of the town’s guard into the forest to solve the problem but they haven’t returned. It’s been about a week or so when our adventurers arrive in the village.
Talia and Bash had been hunting down a baby wyrmling that had been stealing sheep from an outlying farm, returning with it’s carcass to get the bounty. Riona and her escort/guard Kieran are here so that Riona can inspect her family’s vineyard that is nearby. They’re in town to pick up supplies when Mayor Cole approaches the four of them asking for their help in finding out what happened to the town’s guard that went into the forest.
Talia and Bash agree though are somewhat annoyed that they hadn’t been informed about this when they were last in town. Riona and Kieran are less enthused especially since solving the problem requires going into the forest and they are city people.
After a brief discussion and shopping trip, the group heads into the forest, following the trail left by the village guard. As they walk through the forest they come across a river, or the remnants of one for all that’s left is a muddy riverbed. Bash and Talia had been in this area a couple of weeks ago and the river hadn’t been like this.