You are bandits, surviving in the wilderness under the leadership of Starling. Life has been particularly tough since the Queen and her children disappeared five years ago, and the Regent took over. He has conscripted nearly all the men into armies to fight a war against the neighboring kingdom of Guilder, whom he claims killed the Queen. As outlaws, you don't give to the poor, but you at least go easy on them.
The bandits are all loyal to Starling, who is taking you on a raid of the Druid's lair to kidnap the Regent's daughter and hold her for ransom. The Druids are an ancient order who tend the forest and speak to the spirits here. Thus far you have kept peace with them, but Starling feel the reward is worth the risk.
You have made your living as a thief, having lived on the streets for as long as you can remember. A few weeks ago, you snatched an unusual amulet that was being kept at the palace. The amulet was apparently very important, and you were almost captured over the next few days by hordes of guardsmen came searching for it and a reward was offered. Luckily Starling saved you, and you agreed to join her band. You still have the amulet, and inside it was a ring that you've also kept. Since it is worth a lot, though, your instincts are to keep both until you've made as much as you can from them.