You’ve been framed for the murder of the king by a shady Duke and an unusually speedy dwarf. Captured you strike a bargain with the princess to kidnap her brother to keep him from assassins. Her instructions were to go to a mysterious prison where you would meet a man who would know what to do next. Claiming to be a thousand years old trapped in a time cage he convinced the prince to release him, claiming dire consequences would result if he was not in the world to stop them. Upon being freed he offered a quick farewell and dissapeared with nothing but a faint curl of smoke where he had been to mark his being there at all.