The Beginning of the Tale, the history of the Company...
On an otherwise unremarkable night in The Murdered Manticore inn in Arabel, Cormyr, seven would-be adventurers met for the first time. 'Brother Baldric of Tymora', the Paladin 'Wyrnspur', the elven mage Korlanthian and his warrior sister Korlanthia, the human mage Defraya and her warrior sister Milana and a young Initiate of Silvanus called Thorn Silverbirch. They chose to band together to form an adventuring group which they called "The Company of the Silver Coin".
The company spent its early days travelling the Wooded Kingdom of Cormyr
searching for adventure and glory, often taking jobs as caravan guards
to make ends meet. During this time an incident occurred which would have
an important effect on the group, though it was not recognised at the
time. In defeating a manticore, which was terrorising the surrounding
area, the adventurers came into possession of the elven sword S'Scalon,
forged in the last days of Myth Drannor. Months later this sword, then
carried by the paladin Moneetha, caused the company to be teleported far
from home where they came to the rescue of the silver dragon 'Chromheart'
Their journey would prove to have many obstacles as no sooner had they set out when the Time of Troubles began, plunging The Realms into chaos. Without really trying, the company were drawn into the Gods' War as they set out upon a quest to recover one of The Tablets of Fate, which had been stolen by Leira, The goddess of illusion who had replaced it with a counterfeit. A seemingly endless number of illusions, tricks, traitors and shapechangers ended with a confrontation with Leira herself, a confrontation was fatal for the avatar and almost proved likewise for the company when the energies released at her death blew them into the plane of Ravenloft. The Company of the Silver Coin only spent two days and two nights in the demi-plane of dread but it was two days and two nights that they would never forget. At last they, and their precious cargo, were exiled from Ravenloft to The Plains of the Dead, used by the people of Waterdeep to bury their warrior dead, and from there they made it to the City of Splendors in time to participate in the Gods' War's final, violent night.
No sooner had this crisis passed when the company heard distressing news
from Cormyr. The Wolf Lord, a mysterious figure with the power to command
wolves and their kin; who had troubled the company in their early days,
had raised an army against the crown. His allies were numerous and powerful,
the priesthood of Malar, the Zhentarim, many tribes of goblins and the
infamous bandit king Gondegal. It was also said the Myrmeen Lhal, ruler
of Arabel, was one of their early victims. The company set out for home
immediately but, as before, their journey was a roundabout one as they
came to the aid of The Cult of the Unicorn, whose High Priestess had been
abducted by Zhentarim forces and taken to The Darkhold.
Fate did not give the company long to rest. They were drawn east towards
first Sembia and then The Dalelands. A former member of the company, now
transformed into a power-hungry vampire, lured them into The Vast Swamp
and the lost elven outpost of Myth Janael. No sooner had they emerged
when they were swept into the plots and counter-plots of The Cult of the
Dragon and two of its Dracoliches; The Sibilant Shade and newly-formed
Nevalarich, as they fought over the cursed Book of Thorns written by Sammaster
the Mad founder of the Cult. In a final battle at the druid stone circle
of The Battledale Seven, the Company of the Silver Coin and their allies,
including the silver dragon Chromeheart,
After a short journey to Essembra in Battledale the Company discovered
that Illmeth had intercepted a letter between agents of the Drow. It told
of their plot of revenage against the elves and their search for 'The
Legacy of Shrinshee'. It spoke of the elves Korlanthia and Korlanthian
Moonshadow, members of the Company who had died in battle, and the aid
they gave to the human magess Azargatha Nimune of Highmoon. Faergil had
joined the group some time ago after tracking them down with a letter
for the dead twins from the magess. Perhaps she could unravel some questions
the letter had raised...