The Shadow War
Creepy magic-user. He has lots of goblins, ogres, and other monsters under his control. He is using some serious charm magic to dominate a small army of thugs and criminals.
He has a friend in Dreadhold, and wants your help to spring him out. In exchange, he says he can help you escape from the bowels of the prison, deep underground.
You don’t trust him as far as you can spit.