The Companions journey for Solace from whence they had set out from five years ago.
Although various rumors were heard along the way only a few seem of any relevance to our adventurers:
1. A growing, dark power has awakened on Krynn and are heard to be amassing armies of strange and wicked creatures to the north.
2. The old gods: Paladine (god of good and king), Mishakal (god of healing), Gilean (god of neutrality/history), Tahkisis (Queen of darkness) and others do not seem to make themselves known on Krynn. People say they have abandoned the world.
3. Wicked and powerful men have sprung up across Ansalon [the continent that this adventure takes place on] calling themselves “Dragon HIghlords” and wear frightful armor of the color matching the breed of dragon which they seem to have dominion over
and 4. Sightings of Chromatic evil dragons have been reported on the borders of Ansalon in the past few seasons. Most sightings come from the Solamnic lands to the North.
On the night of the first day that the adventure picks up the Companions have agreed to meet at the Inn of the Last Home in Solace township to discuss the findings of the past five years.