Rebels Of Rewark
3.5 PHB Character starting at 3rd level working through a challenging epic story. No evil alignment allowed.

If you are still interested, here is the background of the story:

On the world of Dyron, there is a group of islands called the Itwibs or Dragon Isles. The islands are the historical birthplace of all dragons. During this earlier time, this area has been dangerous and deadly. Either a person became the slave to the dragons or their food. Of course some saw this as an area of advantage, so the enterprising or just plain stupid individuals found hiding within these isle perfect to work their nefarious goals. At this time in history these people where mostly just rogues and pirates looking for a safe place to make their plans.

One such group of pirates carved out one section of an island and made it theirs. They named their hidden location Unnd. Throughout the years the pirates prospered and from their loot, they paid off the local dragons to leave them be. As can be the nature of a chaotic society, war breaks out between the factions that run the town that has become a city. Eventually after a bloody military take over, a powerful Warlord named Fyna Rylyle took control of the city and the island. Through this take over was by some mysterious magical means, Warlord Rylyle had taken control of the dragons.

This was the beginning of the Dragon Lords. From Unnd, Warlord Rylyle and his Dragon Lords took control of the a major portion of the Itwibs. After a prolong war, they subjugate the dragons, and created the Satyricon Empire. Unnd became the seat of power for the Empire.

For the next 430 years, the Rylyle Family and the Dragon Lords controlled the Itwibs, only raiding neighboring countries from time to time. Then in 1030 the Rylyle Family where overthrown by a cousin of the Emperor, Repra Vaugen. Emporer Rylyle escaped the take over and ran to a far corner of the world. Repra Vaugen took control of the Satyricon Empire and the Dragon Lords.

For the next 37 years, the Itwibs and Unnd had again become a dangerous place to live. Though the society as a whole never lost their chaotic in nature, the new Emperor Vaugen was total evil and attempted to control the populace through fear of his Dragon Lords and his secret deadly police, The Shadow.

Even under these harsh conditions, the city thrived and its power grew. Education has always been a strong corner stone of Satyricon Empire, even though it had been largely curtailed after Emperor Vaugen was put into power, many schools still operated.

The original characters story began during a political upheaval, where Emperor Vaugen takes complete control which he called the Purge, destroying all those who oppose his mad ideals.

The original characters where captured and put into slavery on a mining island named Rewark. While being forced to mine for iron ore, a group named the Gray Cloaks helped them escape.

After a number of adventures involving:
Breaking into a warehouse to disrupt Emperor Vaugen's trade
Assisting in the escaped of other slaves off the island,
Helping a trader collect funds to avoid persecution by corrupt Senator
Destroying an experimental explosive oil factory
Discovering the ruins of a local elemental wizard's school and befriending a ghostly spirit protecting that school
Discovering that the Gray Cloaks are actually an evil group of cultists and destroying them.
The group then learns of a potential power artifact to help them in their cause.
Going to an abandoned wizards lab on a cliff face, they were whisked away onto the Elemental Plane of Earth. There they searched out the hidden treasure room, protecting the artifact. Once taken, the chamber started to collapsed, but they where all able to escape through another gateway. Something terrible happened turning the transport, for each of the group was split and found themselves at different times and locations within the Itwibs Isles.

Once the group is back together, they will be working with others within the largest city on the island Musrec including a rich merchant and politician, who supports the group with information, funds, and weapons.

Now in conjunction with this merchant, they continue to fight for the freedom of Itwibs from the mad tyranny of Emperor Vaugen.