A staff that summons doves
A means to deliver a pointed message...
An incarnation of Laserbeak, and condor/cyborgs for the Cosmic Era
Rumors of gold and more, spoken on the wind draw the greedy to their doom.
Out of all lifeforms on this planet, none is more feared than the insidious Moadi-Bird.
Seek Not the Moadi-Bird
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).