Heroes of Orthel
Tharivol, Egarian, Sutha, and Torinn were all captured by the Black Company after its ambush of the Green Company at Elgor’s fields. The Green Company had been hired by the city of Thornhedge to protect its trade routes with the dwarves cities of the southern mountains, but the corrupt city council secretly hired the Black Company to ambush the Greens, so that the fact that the city could not actually afford to pay the Green Company would not reveal their embezzlement of city funds. The Black Company agreed to accept the Greens’ equipment and the profits of selling the survivors of the Greens into slavery as its payment. The battle took place largely at night, after assassins from the Black Company had infiltrated the Greens’ encampment and murdered the officers and senior wizards. Tharivol is the only surviving wizard of the company. The human soldiers who survived were held in the POW barracks at the Blacks’ compound for two months, but have now all been sold into slavery or murdered in the rituals of Garnulf, the Drow sorcerer who serves as advisor to Keavan, the commander of the Black Company. The non-human survivors were all moved early on to the holding cells on the second floor of the company’s administration building, where they have languished for six months. The only survivors at this point are Tharivol, Egarian, Sutha, and Torinn.