The Grand Crusade
Cpt. Tall Tom Temba
Spidric, Captain of The Fifth Company
Logistics Officer Temba has been with the Crusade since it began, and has been essential to maintaining an orderly supply system while on campaign.
But as to why he is traveling, it all goes back to his training at one of the many shrines of Arachne hidden in the Underdark, and to a fellow trainee of his who was sent on an infiltration mission to investigate a collection of magical artifacts known as The Eyes Of Lolth. This trainee was found by the priestesses of Lolth and killed in a horrible fashion, but not before sending one final letter to Temba, stating that he had hidden one of the Eyes, and was going to drink a memory wipe potion after delivering the letter, leaving Temba to try and track down the Eye through a cryptic riddle.