Machinations of the Slave Lords!
Darkshelf is a small, backwater mining town on the far western borders of the Kingdom of Sunndi. The quarry a half-mile away after which the town is named turns out high quality blocks of a number of different kinds of stones, which are valuable for building throughout the region. Due to the sheer nature of the local work and economy, the town has remained small rather than booming like Phandalin.
At the start of our game, the Darkshelf Quarry has experienced an unusual increase in output under the guidance of its new master, the never-seen dwarf Bazili Erak, as strange goings-on in the area bring our characters to investigate.