Shadows over Wintermist
The overtaxed Lord of Winterhaven
Lord Paddington is a bit overwhelmed. He has limited resources and a seeming rising tide of problems. Kobolds infest the land, food is scarce, and he has few full time guards to devote to these issues.
When the heroes come to town they secure a meeting with Lord Paddington. He requests their aid, and they go on to clear out the kobolds, and establish a route to the southern farms. With these weights off his mind, Lord Paddington seems a lot more jovial.