On the northern coast of the continent Talis is the port city of Muko. An expedition has been organized by the University of Muko to investigate the jungle ruins of Shakar, located on a tropical island north of Talis.
The jungle ruins were protected by powerful magical barriers for centuries until the explorers from the university slowly broke them down. Before entering the ruins, the University sent word out for help. A call for any adventurers interested in the expedition.
Be it for treasure, fame, or academic gain; a handful of explorers from accross the continent made their way to Muko.
They sailed to the dense jungle island of Shakar, traveled up river as far as they could and camped on the shore. The adventurers were divided into four expedition teams, each accompanied by a large warforged guide.