You’ve just returned to Absalom from the River Kingdoms when you receive a summons to meet Zarta Dralneen in her study at the Grand Lodge. Upon arriving, you see another gentleman waiting in her receiving room. He is dressed quite fashionably and his jewelry suggests he is rather wealthy indeed. A medical bag suggests that perhaps he is a doctor of some sort.
Zarta’s latest secretary looks up from mountains of files as you arrive and drones, ”Dr. Blote. Meet the Pathfinders of Thornkeep. Minus two. Undead. Goblins with bottles in their heads. Menaces from beyond the stars. Paintings that come to life. Insane apprentices. Blah, blah, blah. I’m sure the Dr. has his own stories that he can entertain you with. Zarta will see you all once everyone has arrived.”