The PCs: (Player Characters) Our heroes, the characters crated by the players of the adventure. The PCs once served in at the Outpost in one capacity or other. Determining what they did there is part of their background development. Currently, they work for the Raftman.
The Outpost: A hardened fort set on the northern edge of the Lost Bog in the Northmoor. It is there primarily to defend against creatures and pirates coming into the Northmoor from the Sea.
The Raftman: Current employer of the PCs. Respected, but not well liked. The players will flesh him/her out, and determine their group and individual relationships with them. He has driven his raft upriver to the Northmoor with the PCs as crew. Blackwater Cat is the name of his raft.
The Mentor: A former mentor of the PCs at the Outpost. Wiser, more experienced, generally loved and trusted. The players will flesh him/her out, and determine their group and individual relationships with them. Well known for a wearing a particular item, that the players will define.
The Northmoor: A large region of rolling hills, cold wind, and peat bogs, known for it's mysteriously high gold content. The northern half of Northmoor is taken up by the Lost Bog.
The Lost Bog: The largest bog in the Northmoor, it is a vast region of semi-solid land, sodden and dark. Although there is a lot of gold to be found amongst the peat, many prospectors never come back. A thousand years ago when the world was warmer, it was the primary seat of the Old People.
The Old People: A civilization that disappeared a thousand years ago, whose spectacular edifices once dominated the area. The ruins of this community can be found throughout the Northmoor.