Our adventure began when five travelers arrived at a cross roads and found a dead horse and evidence of a fight:
At The Cross Roads: Meeting For the First Time
It is early morning. Five adventurers come to a crossroad out in the wilderness. The two Dragonborns, Caty the Warlock and Varan the Warlord, sister and brother, are together. Two others, Laceif, a human Wizard and Unthawed, a Dwarf Paladin, are together. Duor, a Half Elf Ranger is on his own.
They find a saddled horse laying in the middle of the road. Its body is full of arrows. It is dead and the warmth has gone from its body. The saddle bags are torn open. There are signs of a fight. The road is covered in confused foot tracks of many beings and at least two horses. The tall grass of the fields around the road are heavily trampled.
After searching the area you find and heal an Elf, whom you recognize as a fabled deposed Elven King. All of you recognize him from stories that you heard as children. His kingdom by the sea was overrun a thousand years ago by the Dark Lord Orcus and his armies. Cirdan (kee-r-dan), also called Nowe, is probably the oldest Eladrin still in Middle-Earth. He was the keeper of the seven rings of power that enabled the Eladrin and Elves of old to keep the forces of the Dark Gods at bay. Cirdan and his family escaped the destruction of the Grey Havens with only two of the rings. The fate of the other rings is unknown. Cirdan and his son Olowe have been searching all of Middle-earth to find the other rings.
The travelers healed the King and took him to a nearby Elven encampment. They are inspired by his words and offers of rewards to seek out Olowe and the ring he carried.
A search of local hideouts gets the adventurers trapped in an abandoned Dwarven mine by a cunning trap. They escaped before the goblins that were using the mine returned.
They determined that it is Goblins that have taken Olowe and so set out in pursuit. A lead takes them to a ruined watch tower where a group of Goblins are defeated. Questioning a Goblin runt reveals that the Prince was at the tower but is now heading north, up to the region of Fallcrest in the Nentir Vale.