Legacy of Fire
Almah is a beautiful young merchant princess, the latest in a long line of wealthy agents of
the Pactmasters of Katapesh. Her family, originally from Varisia far to the north, has dwelt in Katapesh for several generations now. Unfortunately, her family has been down on its luck for most of those generations as a result of bad investments and the economic intrigues
of rival merchant princes, but Almah is ready to steady the ship and rebuild her family legacy. One way to do that is to rescue the village of Kelmarane, which used to be in the
charge of her family ages ago. The Pactmasters want it back, so they have sent Almah to make it so.
Almah is a canny competitor who knows that she will not get a second chance to impress her
mysterious superiors. Thus she has thrown everything into this expedition. She still manages to maintain the luxury of her position (perfumed accommodations, the finest silks, well-paid mercenaries), but the strains are starting to show, and the hint of desperation has begun to
drive her decision-making.