Background: Toby comes from a once-great dwarven clan. However her clan’s mine was deviously stolen from them by the nefarious Bronzebottom clan. This threw the Amed clan into abject poverty and Toby into petty thievery. She was an OK thief, but really found her calling when she got a job as hired muscle and discovered that she was a great fighter. Toby started doing well, making a name for herself as a bodyguard when she was framed for a murder that she didn’t commit. It must have been a frame up, as every clue pointed to her, and the only person who believed her was your Dragonborn friend, Ssilith. Ssilith owes Toby a blood debt for saving her life on a previous job that went bad. At first Toby was uncomfortable by her effusive gratitude, but now is quite happy to have such a good friend now that everyone else has turned against her.
The two have searched for some kind of vindication, but finding none Toby turned to an oracle who in a trance revealed that the holder of the answers is an “elf with four nipples” and that she should seek her fortune in the land knows as Nentir Vale.
Luckily, Toby was able to get a job escorting an Elven Cleric named Farra to the town of Winterhaven, which is in Nentir Vale. It’s below her normal fee, but there were no questions asked and it got you out of town. Ssilith insisted on coming along.