OK folks, so this is where we will be coming in.
For one reason or another, you have been hired by the rather desperate House of Skuza to guard or work a caravan passage through the dangerous Margomarissi. Most likely, you were hired not by Ser
Eduardo himself but his caravan master, Vitus Leale
, who's metier of Tough Pelosian Caravan-Master
is pretty obvious at first glance. Eduardo may be unworldly, pampered, and naive - Vitus is most certainly not. Why such a man has not yet been poached or abandoned the Skuzas for a more stable employer is anybody's guess.
I have a few ideas and cmplications to throw in, but I'm happy for you the players to come up with reasons why you are each willing to head out across dangerous country and simmering war with a desperate merchant.... Maybe you have business in Tuthom-Pothrie yourself (it is the de facto
capitol of the region and the main border crossing), or you want a cut of the profits, or just need to leave town in a hurry. The more pious locals among you might even be going on pilgrimage - Tuthom-Pothrie has both a Pelosian Shrine of the Red Maiden, and a sacred glade to (among many others) Tarbh Uisge
, the Dummonii homorn god.
One possible temptation is simple cash. Its common to offer hired hands in ventures like this a small share of the profits, and if Skuza's caravan reaches the Harvest Faire in good time, those profits could be generous indeed...