You are a small party on a secret mission for the Regent, a royal cousin who has ruled since the disappearance of the Queen and her children five years ago. Since then, the Regent has waged war on the kingdom of Guilder who ambushed them. Under the command of the Regent's daughter Carsa, you are following a lead to recover the Queen's amulet, which was stolen from the capital months ago. Passing through Edgewood Forest, you have taken shelter for the night with the ancient order of Druids, who tend the forest and speak to the spirits here. The forest is home to many bandits, so it is good that you are under their protection.
You are a loyal knight, but really your loyalties lie with the royal family. You were a foundling -- a baby abandoned at the palace, but were raised in the palace with respect. You grew to be a respected knight of the realm despite your unknown birth. You do not trust the Regent, but he is the proper ruler by law. Her daughter, however, is very trustworthy and has excellent judgement.
You were among those who pursued the thief who had stolen the Queen's amulet, and can identify the thief by sight.