A few pages ago we were trying to establish everyone's motivation for exploring the dungeon, and linking our stories together to explain how we ended up in the same party. So anything you could provide on that topic would help a lot. Maybe it could have something to do with Lia, the other elf in the party.
You have all heard the rumours, they are the talk of every tavern and guildhall in Cormyr. Adventurers are going missing. Not the entered the caverns of doom and did not return or marched off to confront a dragon and were never heard of again type of missing. Simply vanishing off the face of Faerun without a trace. A paladin's bedroll was found empty in the morning despite two companions being on watch all night. A cleric of Chauntea went to stow her gear in a cabin on a ship sailing the Lake of Dragons and vanished. A half Orc rogue and an Elven ranger disappeared from an inn's room in Eagles Peak.
In all about two dozen adventurers have disappeared. There seems no pattern in race, sex or class, although all have been fairly new to adventuring (low level characters). The area they have gone missing from is fairly extensive, but seems centred on the southern Storm Horn mountains in western Cormyr. Merchants, guilds and the Cormyran authorities have begun to post rewards. In total around 3000 GP is on offer to those who can identify beyond a doubt the cause.
This is just to give you a better idea of how the adventure will begin.
A charter is necessary to adventure as a party in Cormyr. A company name is required. This can be obtained from an officer of the Purple Dragons (a Cormyran army unit) commanding the garrison in Minroe. Minroe is a small mining settlement that lies at the Eastern end of the only established route through the southern Stormhorn mountains.
It seems kind of weird for a Level 1 character to be ex-military with a bunch of buddies he can call up for favours. Most of those buddies are probably Level 6 or something like that. It's like, at level 1 what was your rank? Private? But the funny thing is, two weeks into the campaign you'll be level 10 (and don't get me started on 100-year-old elves being only level 1).