Year 175 AC
This year the crop of apples is so great that the year is called the Year of the Apple. Apple celebrations are held in many places, and even though other foods may be in short of supply, the apple crop sees many villages through the winter.
Dwarves scouting out a vein of tin in the northern reaches of the Tsalagi Mountains come upon a tunnel monster that some say are a dragon, some say is a giant worm. The dwarves have not returned to the tunnels but hope they can find some adventurous explorers to clear out the tunnels for them.