5213 NY - Year of the Bow - 1354 DR
What first appears as a random caravan attack by monsters soon displays a more sinister and odd underbelly. A parasitic slime takes down and kills 4 people. A second parasitic slime is accidentally transported with the dead host, breaking free of its confines and kills 3 people. The body count rises to 7. The ooze is lost and unaccounted for in the sewers with the number hanging in limbo. The eyes of Baldur's Gate are drawn to the incident. An interested party follow leads from the original caravan attack, following a trail to northern Amn. Crossing the political boundaries draws further eyes to the incidents and increases the complexity for all involved. Rumors swirl of the return of a familiar Lantanna ship and the self proclaimed "Faerun renounced" treasure hunter. The vessel once again sets sail from the harbor of Baldur's Gate. Returning with the crew, besides wealth, are troubling memories and suspicion. Meanwhile, the phrase "weaponized slime" is gaining traction in all rumor mills.