In which I detail our adventurers' base of operations...
The Company of the Dragon
The Company of the Dragon is the most renowned and longest standing adventuring company in Doran, Hildettar and perhaps the world. Every 5 years or so the Company recruits for new members to join its illustrious ranks.
At the start of the campaign all of the players need a reason to join the Company. Try your best to be inventive and tailor them to your characters:
They are put forward by a trusted friend who has contacts in the Company.
An unknown ally or admirer puts them forward.
They sign up after hearing Simmon's tales of the derring-do and, more importantly, treasure available to successful applicants.
A mentor suggests they apply.