I had felt the need to describe this item after mentioning it in my freform thread, it was an easy way to give some slight character background until I can work on the actual character sheet, apologies, this is my first item after all. Go to Comment
The player characters, experienced and somewhat well known, hear rumors and travelers' tales about a distant area being overrun by dragons (or other terrifying monstrosities). The locals have sent them a message, begging for heroic aid.
When they investigate, they discover that nothing of the sort is going on. It turns out that a group of thieves wanted them out of the way so that they could rob them (or someone who would normally receive their protection).