A hoard of demons and undead invades the mortal plane and descends upon the kingdom of Alteria, interrupting the commencement ceremony at the royal university. Led by an aspect of Orcus, the abyssal minions lay waste to the land, killing all in their path. Suddenly, vines and foliage rise up from the ground and an army of druids, treants, and other primal forces emerge from the forest to face the gruesome invaders. The resulting battle throws the land into chaos as the city is caught in the middle of a demonic warzone.
Red Barnabus, a student of military arts, is captured in the outskirts of the city and brought to the center of town to be slaughtered before the masses. Surprised by the druids’ assault, the demons leap into the fray, casting him to the ground where he is rescued by another graduate, Phlem, adept of the warlock school. The half-elf and tiefling form an unlikely alliance and search for a safe route to flee the city. They come upon a slave caravan, quickly dispose of the feeble slavemaster, and free his two captives. One of them, a shifter called Moonscar, speaks of a nearby place where the four might find shelter. The other, Andras, a brutish axeman, nods quietly, and the four journey towards a druid haven called Lifehome.NPCs
- Rimsaw, a half-orc master warlord, killed and raised by Orcus
- The Archdruid Sunfang
- Unnamed Slavemaster (deceased)