Iados is drawn to Vergwild because of the legend of a tomb of a great dragon nearby that may still contain the dragon’s treasure. If the legend is true, he could come into great wealth and attain the power he seeks by discovering and plundering it. Of course, there is still the small problem of overcoming its guardians or current inhabitants. Hence the need to inhabit the woods on the King’s Road, waiting to select a proper group of ‘assistants’…
Even if the tomb is empty he can still gain fame (or infamy) by discovering it, proving that part of the legend, and perhaps claiming it and occupying it as his lair, headquarters and fortress in preparation for later exploits. However, the matter now at hand is to finally enter the town of Vergwild and gather information about the tomb’s whereabouts.