Five years ago, the Knights of the Lance returned to Brighthawk Castle defeated. The hordes of orcs, goblics, ogres, and worse that comprises the Scourge was fought to a standstill in the Duchy of Leherti, but most of that once-great nation is still lost.
No one knows for sure why the Scourge has been apparently idle for so long, or what they will do next. The Theocracy’s military has been focused on the north, ready for a chance to regain lost honor.
For smaller matters, the government has relied on the services of reliable, experienced mercenaries and adventurers. This trend has prompted many people to go out adventuring on their own to prove they have what it takes.