The Unknown Lands
You see a vast expanse of muddy water stretch before you, dotted with tufts of swamp grass. Gnarled trees overlook the pond, perched like crows on small islands of mud held together by roots. Smoke is rising from a fire on the other side of some stone ruins located on a peninsula of sorts stretching into the pond.
The Dead Mire is a large, stagnant pond in The Corpse March that is said to be home to some ruins. Kardin Trenner sent a team led by Sir Thomas Everett to investigate the ruins and would like The Party to check in on them.
Researchers from Gloran have set up camp at the site, determined to investigate the temple. They are led by Sir Thomas Everett, knighted explorer and researcher of Thodis. Sir Thomas is an easily excited man who has a tendency to stop speaking in the middle of making a point, as his mind wanders elsewhere. He has extensive historical knowledge, however.