Year 176 AC
A plague of rabbits runs wild on the plains of Ariella. They eat all the vegetation eaten by other wildlife and livestock. Predators become a problem as they come and eat the hordes of rabbits. Hunters kill as many as they can, but people begin to be sick of rabbit meat.
A stock of amethyst is found in a cave in the southern reaches of Ariella. A group is sent to mine it, but they are not heard of after a few weeks of work. Another group is sent to check in on them, and they are not heard from as well. The nearby cities and villages ask for help in finding out what is going on.