Sister Garaele was a_ member of the Harpers, a scattered network of adventurers and spies who advocate equality and covertly oppose the abuse of power. The Harpers gather information throughout the land to thwart tyrants and any leader, government, or group that grows too strong. They aid the weak, the poor, and the oppressed. Sister Garaele regularly reported to her superiors on events in and around Phandalin.
She maintained the only temple in Phandalin – a small shrine made of stones taken from the nearby ruins dedicated to Tymora, goddess of luck and good fortune.
Garaele’s superiors asked her to undertake a delicate mission. They wanted her to persuade a banshee named Agatha to answer a question about a spellbook. Garaele sought out Agatha in her lair, but the creature did not appear for her.
Garaele desired an intermediary to bring Agatha a suitable gift, a jeweled silver comb, and persuade the creature to tell what she knows about the location of a spellbook belonging to a legendary mage named Bowgentle. Sister Garaele believed that a character who flatters Agatha’s vanity might be able to trade the comb for an answer. She offers the quest to the adventurers known as ‘The Harlequins’