The abandoned hamlet of Scrawny Crossing is in the western River Kingdoms. It served as a ferry crossing and caravan stop until 4706 AR, when its inhabitants disappeared in mysterious circumstances.

Unbeknownst to the folk of the region, Scrawny Crossing now serves as a base for a band of aquatic slavers – scrag/skum cross-breeds. These monsters capture humanoids for use in strange experiments.

Their leaders are a naga (“Lord Slissk”), a scrag sorcerer (“Thult-Lorth”) and a sea hag (“Mother Slug”), although they in turn take their orders from a telepathic creature that might be an aboleth.[1]