The story will take place in Luruar, more commonly known as the silver-marches. Our tale will begin in the small fishing village of riverlund, which graces the Rauvin River. It provides fish for the mercantile hub of everlund that strays just up north, and it's fields provide some of the vegetables found there as well.
The village is a mixed settlement like most of the region, and it's people are a hardy folk that rely on the protection of the merchant city just north. Despite that protection, a seemingly invisible threat has crossed the village in recent days, putting a sense of dread into the fair folk that reside here. Young men and woman disappear upon every full moon, and corpses from the town are found strung along the river from time to time.
The mayor of the village has sent word to Everlund several times to ask for aid with the danger, but each time the merchant hub has refused, believing the threat a simple story without proof. Even some of the villagers are skeptical, with the threat unknown to them, seemingly just stalking from the shadows. In wake of this mystery the mayor has listed a call for adventurers that may aid in the troubles. Yet who would come to the small communities aid?
That's the quick and dirty version of the plot, or the common knowledge of it anyhow. For those unfamiliar with the forgotten realms, I'd be happy to explain as best I can over IM and PMs. I've pulled from my old games, and pieced together the first adventure, and set the entire line for a large spanning campaign. I've still got some work to do with the dungeons, I'll be using dungeon crafter software to create them, and list the maps as we proceed.
For now I'm ready to talk shop and make character sheets. I'll need to discuss with the players some 'table' etiquette, in this case it'll mainly be hashing out what rating the game will be. I'm open for anything, but I wanna know what everyones comfortable with, and how heavy they want the sexual themes to be.
Use standard array stats, and use the baseline gold and options for making new characters from the players hand books 1 and 2. I want people to convey on their jobs, we need the defender, leader etc etc. Also the regional benefits from the Forgotten's realms players guide will be needed, and all the material from there is open as well. Below I'll list the books available for use in the game.
Adventurers vault volume 1 and 2
The players handbook volume 1 and 2
The forgotten Realm's players guide.
Use classes and races taken from those only, and piece together a good biography for me. I like to know background, and the like as well as speak with the players in depth about party hookup and the such before the game starts. So far I have most everything needed, only the maps left to create. Plot hooks
is the best character sheet profiler I know of, so I'd prefer to use it for the character sheets unless people have a better method.