So I've always wondered the story behind the remains/loot you find in the Cloakwood Forest. Specifically the suit of leather, Rashad's Talon and the cursed zombie ring. Whose remains has the child of Bhaal stumbled upon? In my imagination I think of some adventurous rogue who didn't stock up enough antidote potions.
Perhaps she was an accursed zombie who only sought an end to her suffering?
I rather think she was carrying the cursed ring in her pouch either as a curio or part key piece to some nefarious scheme she planned later, but there would be no later for her because the rest of her party had been caught in the web traps by ettercaps. She managed to slay the one that had attacked her, but it had nicked her and their healer, Kennair had already fallen. So she staggered away dying to the sounds of waves, gull cries and the sound of the sea led her to her final resting place. She spent her last moments of life watching the sun set on the sea. Poor Azora of Waterdeep, died alone, forgotten and unmourned. Until the child of Bhaal reflects upon the grim scene of her passing.
Rest in Peace Azora of Waterdeep, if only Kennair had lived so he might cure you of the ettercap's deadly venom.
*Original Artwork 'Duelliste' by Remton remton.deviantart.com/art/Duelliste-92232874
Does anybody else know another story behind the remains?
If not, who do you imagine died there and how did they die?