It is the spring of 487 in Corfinium.
A decade ago, slaves attempted to overthrow their masters, led by a slave from the gladiator pits. This attempt ended with many of the slaves killed and treatment of the slaves got worse.
Now, ore is scarcer in the mines and orc guards are forcing the slaves deeper into the mines. These new areas are much more dangerous; miners die every day in cave-ins and monster attacks. Slaves are dying, from beatings, starvation, and illness. While they die the fire giants and orc guards eat and live in decadence.
Rumors are rising midst the slaves of an uprising and tensions are escalating quickly.
Now is the time to rise up and overthrow the fire giants and their allies.