The Heroes of Nentir Vale
This striking peak is the largest of the Old Hills. Merchants passing along the Trade Road sometimes take shelter here. The Heroes of Winterhaven recently travelled to this place to find enslaved citizens from the foothills surrounding Winterhaven. They found themselves engulfed in a war between the Mages of Saruun and a defector, Paldemar. While the Mages of Saruun are a corrupt bunch, forcing citizens in Thunderspire to pay protection money, Paldemar posed a threat to the entire Nentir Vale, and the heroes stopped his plans.
The Mages showed their true colors, allowing Paldemar-controlled bronze warders to ransack the Seven-Pillared Hall. Seven citizens died and countless of Brugg’s ogre brethren were slain defending them. Now, they hide in their tower. Orontor, the heroes’ contact in the Mages of Saruun lay dead in the customhouse, the ogre enforcer barracks.
The Ogres have taken control of the Thunderspire. They are friendly toward the heroes and thank them for their help. People of the Thunderspire revere you for saving their lives.