The Tenebris has always been a colorless land, a complex underground cave system. Still, there was community in these caves, and there was peace. That, however, was long ago.
Every adventurer wannabe knows the Tenebris is bad news. While there may be precious ores in the underground, capable of forging wondrous weapons and armor, it isn’t worth it; the insectoid menace is too great. The “children of Tithonus”, better know as the Bane Swarm, spread their poisonous taint as they populate ever greater territories in the underground, and even if capable of besting them in combat, adventurers who insist on traversing their lands eventually fall prey to their poison.
The continuous expansion worries even the surface dwellers. Scholars have projected that the Tithonoloths – the actual name used for the insectoid creatures – might reach the surface in mere decades. For this, rich nations have come together to offer rewards to adventurers who can defeat tithonoloth queens, and a grand prize for anyone who can put an end to their origin.
An unlikely group of heroes has come together – a minotaur, a mad alchemist, and a barefoot halfling singer. If they’re able to partner with the natives of Tenebris, perhaps they’ll stand a chance against the poisonous tithonoloths!