Hello, just recently got into 13th Age, and I'm working on prep for an upcoming game involving the Stone Thief. There may be some spoilers for thst adventure as this discussion goes.
I'm looking to start the campaign at first, with the PCs delivering a package to a mountain top monastery. In the package, unbeknownst to the PCs, is one of the Eyes. The monks are secretly members of the Cult of the Devourer..which neither the PCs nor their employer knows.
After the PCs drop off the Eye (which they'll see but not know what it is) they stay the night at the monastery due to bad weather. When they wake up they find the monks have been killed. Now, they either wake up in the middle of the night and see the end of the killing, or they find evidence in the morning...that part isn't relevant.
What is, is who did the killing. I want it to be agents of one of the more benevolent Icons, agents who knew the monks were Cult members. Here's what I have so far, but as you'll see I have some with no idea...
Dwarf King- a gnomish illusionist and possibly some dwarf ranger types.
Elf Queen- a group of drow assassins.
Archmage- a wizard/burglar and his haemonculi pets.
Emperor- a dragon rider.
GG Wyrm- no idea.
Priestess- no idea.
High Druid- no idea beyond a sentient animal...maybe foreshadow Beebane?
Any suggestions, even if it's for an icon I already have something posted, will be greatly appreciated.