Welcome to the Free City of Greyhawk
It is a time of chaos in the world of Greyhawk. Oerth, the planet upon which the denizens of the known world live, is awash in violence, darkness, and oppression. On the main continent of Flanaesse, the once immaculate Great Kingdom that stood as a shining beacon of hope is a ruin of its former glory. Its great rulers of the past have given way to the current “mad king” who debases himself and his kingdom in a lifestyle of debauchery. Meanwhile, in the Free City of Greyhawk itself, the last bastion of independence fights for its very survival against political pressures from corrupt barons, roving bands of brigands and the ever-present threat of invasions by a monster – or monstrous men – alike. Generations ago, the castle that gave the city its name fell into ruin. But ancient prophecy states that a dark future awaits the city should something come boiling up from the depths of the greatest dungeon ever known – Castle Greyhawk!