I won't be running HiF for my group. Anyone else skipping that one too?
What I'm thinking of:
A. One party member may be of (formerly hidden) Drac blood. He is running for the Captain's Council. I haven't decided how far up the food chain I'm willing to let him climb, as this might make adventuring difficult.
B. Another wants to work on the Freeport Pirate prestige class. He has a ship, and the Leadership feat to crew it .
So... I am having K'Stallo want to hunt down an artifact that will help bring the degenerate serpent people back to sanity (and presumably back to Yig). This will give the party a reason to quest away from Freeport a bit and get some sea legs.
The artifact is the "Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge" and is somewhere underwater by the edge of the "Great Northern Glacier". So, they are currently aiding some merfolk being raided by sahuagin, in order to get used to underwater operations. K'Stallo himself, of course, can't go after this item, as he is cold-blooded and the arctic waters would likely kill him....