The Ice Mines of Kharzak-Thrune
The mines have no gate or fence. The guards don’t even bother to lock the cells. The Mountain itself is the prison. The cold, the snow, the wyverns, they’re the prison. Ask any old timer, the best guess it’s 5 to 7 days to even get to the treeline, you’d freeze to death before that. Anyone asking to help with an escape is probably just looking to eat you when the food runs out. At least if you’re useful in the mines, the Dwarves will keep you feed. Live out the remainder of your days in this frozen hell hole or die escaping. The choice is yours.
What did you do to get in The Mines?
For the sneaky character: What useful item have you kept secreted on your person?
For the combative character: What is always nearby that can be used as a weapon in a pinch?
For the magical character: What magical ore is sometimes unearthed in the mine and how could it be useful?
For the spiritual character: What unquiet spirits are in the mines/on the mountain?
Which NPC has asked to join them in an escape attempt?
What flaw in the system or schedule can be exploited during an escape attempt?