The Ffolk Return
In 584 CY, the usual giant raids and short forays into Geoff seemed to suddenly involve an overwhelming army of giants, giant-kin, and their evil followers. Despite the incredible heroics of many brave Geoffites, the Giant army marched across Geoff as if driven to destroy all that was before them.
Led by the famed longbowmen of Geoff, gifted elven bowmen, and a small band of loyal Geoff citizens, the majority of the population of Gorna and the surrounding countryside was able to escape with their lives. Though it cost most of these defenders their own life, they stayed behind to give their fellow countrymen a chance to get to safety.
As Gorna fell, the Duke and his court fled to Shiboleth (in Gran March) and have resided there ever since, arranging aid from our allies and coordinating the war effort. With the Liberation of Geoff stalled, rumors abound that the Duke is returning his court to Hochoch to personally take control and to officially place the Ducal banner onto native Geoff soil.
These rumors have caused many of the Geoff refugees throughout Sterich and the Gran March to make the perilous journey to the lands around Hochoch, in hopes that their Duke will return to lead them to victory over the tyrannical Giants and their minions. Before this
daunting task can be accomplished, the meager information currently available about the occupied lands must be validated and expanded.
No one knows who leads the Giants. Or why they seem to be stripping the lands of anything valuable. The forests are being clear-cut, sides of mountains are being destroyed for the precious ore inside, and rivers are being fished out. Where are these resources being taken?