Iron and Leaves
The First Northern Blizzard
In early Autumn in the year (XXX – come up with calendar), a vast unseasonable blizzard swept out of the north and covered much of the north of the Empire and the Queen’s Wood in snow (see [[Book 1, Chapter 1: A Cold Beginning]]).
Divine and magical divination revealed that the storm was not natural. The snow melted quickly, but significant harm was done to crops. The full effect wouldn’t be felt until harvest time.
A second blizzard hits less than a week later (see [[Book 1, Chapter 3: Journey to Old Town]]) and would have much more lasting impacts on the land.
The Archmage‘s protections should have prevented such a storm. It was the first of such events, but it wouldn’t be the last.
The blizzard is what brings our four heroes together and it marks the beginning of their adventure.