'The Noisy Tide of Time'
Disgraced Privy Councilor to the Queen of Avalon, Sir Benjamin Thomson, Count Rumford is also a former professor at the University in Carleon. He was knighted by the Queen, but appointed Count Rumford by elector Braun Pösen, second cousin to Eisenfurst Rauner. In the course of his picaresque life, Rumford was variously a professional soldier, an inventor and man of science, a philanthropist, and a philanderer.
He has caused the party to be bound together, not all willingly, in order to thwart the plans of the Adversary—a being Rumford claims appeared to him in his dreams and taught him how to construct the first Apergetic Field Projector. Rumford has asked you to locate and destroy three Apergetic Field Generators before the waves of change that emanate from them destroy Theah.
His valet, Clem Devish, betrayed him in the name of the Adversary.