Years ago Duvessah the mage adventured throughout the lands with a group of her closest friends. Together they vanquished many creatures and collected large amounts of wealth in the process. They became so good at it, that the Baron sent for them whenever a duchy or the Barony was threatened. After years of service to the Barony they finally retired, each going his or her own way. Duvessah settled in a small valley in the Eaglewood and constructed a small tower. There she intended to spend the remainder of her days researching spells and creating marvelous magical items.
As time passed her library of arcane knowledge increased, and word of her magical expertise spread. Soon, lords and adventurers alike were sending requests for powerful items. Some she agreed to create, others she did not, for power can lead to greed, and some wanted power by whatever means available. Also the making of magical items often drained her, leaving her weak and vulnerable for long periods of time.
Because of this she had special guardians and devices to protect her during these times, stopping all attempts by brigands and thieves to infiltrate her tower, and steal her magical items.