So you want to know the story of the Curse of the Crimson Throne, yes? This tale is a long one. I'll try to be brief but there is much to tell. You had better get comfortable.
It begins in Korvosa with six disparate and desperate souls, each wronged in their own way by the villainous crimelord Gaedran Lamm. They were of course Auria Starfyre, Mila Wick, Soma the Scholar, Teddy, Clotis the Banker, and Tay. Each found a mysterious Harrow card in a place secret and safe to them. On the back was scrawled a plea to attend a meeting of others Lamm had wrong, and a promise of a chance at vengeance against him.
Following the directions on the card lead each of them to the home of Zellara Esmeranda, a local fortune teller. She too has been greatly wronged by Gaedren Lamm. A year or so prior a precious heirloom had stolen from her, a Harrow Deck passed down through the generations of her family. The deck was returned but Gaedren killed Zallara's son in retribution. Consulting deeply with the Harrow, Zellara had tracked down these six individuals who had also been wronged by Gaedren Lamm and set them on the bath of justice…and revenge.
To say the first meeting of these would-be avengers was not the smoothest is an understatement. Rife with confusion, mistrust, and paranoia it seemed unlikely this hodgepodge clowder of human, elf, and halfling could possibly work together but the common goal of seeing Lamm finally brought to justice – in irons or with iron – was enough to set them on this path together.
Finding Lamm's base of operations at the Old Fishery was easy enough, but how best to proceed? A frontal assault? A polite knock on the door? Burn the place down? That remained to be seen…