Princesses of the Apocalypse
Mother of Shadow
Very little is known of the Mother of Shadow. So old is this being that fairy tales have long since changed away from direct reference and only the deepest libraries might hope to find an obscure passage found within ancient tome.
The Mother of Shadow came to Ala Adn Azhar and bestowed the elf girl with unfathomable power in exchange for fealty as mortal instrument of the shadow on Faerun.
She dispatched her agent to the township of Red Larch, charging her with the quest to infiltrate a cult of druids in the area called the Circle of the Scarlet Moon and discover what is involved in the ritual they are gathering in great numbers for: the rite of the wicker giant.