Lord Sterling has many connections and interests in the city of Waterdeep. As our story opens his chief advisor Aponym and his primary Dwarven household member Thunefir Hravn have gone to Waterdeep to take care of some mundane trade interests and to research any information on [[Dragon's Breath Mountain[[.
They are also there to pick up a distant relation to Lord Sterling by the name of Nemanach. Nemanock is staying at a tavern called [[Klaen's Harbor]] and has met the Dwarf Baern Hur. When they meet and are introduced Thunefir takes Baern aside and [[Thunefir tells Baern about his ring]].