Ember joins in with you all. ”I’ve got nothing to lose. Why not?” Having heard from most of the members of the circle, she then continues. ”The welcome, all, to the Ring.”She waves her hand, and behind the head figures appears a banquet table. The table is full with every means of food imaginable. The Four take seats, leaving enough spots for the rest of you.
You all feast for quite some time, eventually gaining the benefits of a Heroes’ Feast. Soon, your apparently handler, the woman, turns to you all. “Not to distract you all with talks of business, but I have another job to offer you, should you be willing to take it. This one may be more to the small one’s taste.”
Geex looks around the table for a small creature and then he realises she's talking about him. "Whatz this job? I take itz no killin' folks? Good thing me thinks. Nothin' gets much more notices than dead bodiez, ya knowz." Geex continues eating on his food and scoops on a few more spoon full of potatoes.
She laughs. “Well, I can’t promise you anything, given our line of work. What I can promise you is that, if violence does break out, these men are the type that a cleric could get behind ending. Scum, cultists, and other ‘dirty’ felons. We’ve caught word that these men are using an artifact of great importance to summon a fiend of some sort. We’d like you to seize the artifact and return it to us. What you do with the cultists is up to you.”
"The cultists are based not far from here. They meet at the end of one of the abandoned docks in the port. Our spies report that they will be meeting tomorrow night. You should have time to rest, celebrate, and prepare. The artifact you are looking for is an orb roughly 12 inches in diameter. It should be kept in a special box. Whatever you do, do not let the cultists remove the orb from the box, and don't do it yourselves. That could very well spell disaster."
Geex stuffs a few bread rolls in his pocket. Geex, upon hearing that it cannot be removed from the box wonders why. "And whyz it gotta stay in the box? Can I take a peek at least? I meanz you get it after we take it and I just wanna seez what inside. And these cultists, whoz they follow? A demon? A dragon? Phil?" Geex looks around to the others. "You knowz! That guy in town with the sign? Hez always trying to gets folks money by saying theyz going to nine hells if they don't pay him. Hez odd duck."
”I’m sure that they’re in possession of other magic items, but as before, the orb is the only thing we are interested in. You may keep anything else you find. As for the orb and the box, our spies report that the orb has the ability to summon the subject of their worship, some kind of ancient Kraken. The box reportedly keeps it from doing so. So, again, do not remove the orb from the box. Doing so could end up being catastrophic.