h1. A Band Of Fortune Seekers

On the cold, rocky northern shore of the Helian continent, nestled among a forest running astride a vast moraine, lies the Thorne Company.  A collection of mercenaries and businessmen, Thorne has seen its power grow in leaps and bounds over the past few years due to the recent wars of various island nations of the northern sea.  Now a force to be reckoned with in its own right, Thorne has begun to expand its base of operations to the south.  While new recruits require constant training and supervision, veterans of the mercenary guild have gained a sort of autonomy of their own.  A group of these adventurers, colloquially referred to as a Cot (short for coterie), might find themselves based in a location far from their home on the northern shore.  One such Cot has been dispatched far to the south to investigate the disappearance of a Duchess' nephew, but what they find may not be so simple as a rescue mission…

A Thorne Situation