…that just came to me. Well, to be honest, I was inspired by a documentary on TV about trophy hunting in Africa.
The Noble Traveler
A calathian noble has arrived in Mor Aldenn, with a large entourage of young courtiers and lots of servants. He invites the PCs to a private party at the Whimsical Sprite, where he has a proposal for them. He wants the PCs to take him into the wilderness and slay (or maybe even capture) one of the fabled ossindrillon magical beasts! He has his mind set on either a blink dog or a displacer beast! The latter is clearly his favorite.
The calathian noble will pay the PCs up to 2000gp for such a hunt and will, of course, pay all expenses along the way. He is willing to go alone with the PCs, but would like to have at least two people with him, a bard and a servant.
Designer’s Notes: Mor Aldenn is the ideal place for this hook, a safehaven located in the middle of a great and ancient wilderness. This hook is probably for a mid level party, although, it all depends on the kind of beast that the noble wish to slay.
A different version of this hook, is a female noblewoman, who wants a magical beast, preferably a blink dog. She has a magical necklace that will negate the beast’s own magic. She wants the beast alive, of course, and will pay nothing for a dead beast. She doesn’t necessarily have to go along on this hunt, but will insist that the PCs take her cousin along, a calathian swordsman.