Daren Eldermath is a retired adventurer who lives in a tidy little cottage beside an apple orchard. A fit, silver-haired half-elf well over a hundred years old, Daren is a fighter who served as a marshal and herald in far off lands for many years. Upon retireing her returned to Vantage Territory, his original home.
Daren is a member of the Emerald Enclave, a devout and vigilant group that seeks to protect the wild from the depredations of evildoers. The order is always vigilant, ready to smite evil, enforce justice, and enact retribution against any who try to subjugate or harm others. Though he is no longer active in the order, he keeps an eye on happenings around Lakedale. He is happy to trade news with fellow adventurers, especially those who appear to hold to these virtues.
Darin is concerned about the Redbrands, and he would like to see a group of adventurers teach the ruffians a lesson. He tells the PCs that it's time someone took a stand against the Redbrand's leader, Glasstaff. Daren knows the Rebrands hang around the Sleeping Giant tap house, but he can also tell the PCs that the Redbrand safe house lies under Tresender Manor, the ruin at the edge of town.
Quest:Old Owl Trouble
Daren has heard stories from prospectors in the hills southwest of lakedale that someone is digging around in the ruins known as Old Owl Well. More disturbingly, several prospectors have reported finding leg hold traps and pit traps along trails. He asks the PCs to visit the ruins, a two day hike from Lakedale, and find out who's there and what they're up to.