So recently I have found myself trying to write my own adventures. With little bits from other games and such I have found myself able to write the adventure, encounters, and everything else, but I cannot start it off strong enough to keep most of my players interested long enough to get into their characters and the game. So I was wondering is there any good way to introduce this scenario?
Players are semi experienced, level 5 tenth campaign or so. They are going to be minding their own business and such but a local religious group is going to get a "message" from their god telling them that the only way to true peace and salvation is basically through an Inquisition/genocide of all non believers. It's gonna be a whole big thing with some super powerful demigod that they need to kill with the help of the real god who was imprisoned and replaced by the impostor. also this thing kinda comes out of nowhere like this is the god of the mountains and metals. He's considered a good god and is well respected. You know things like that. I may have rambled and I apologize but is there a better way to like introduce this? I'm having trouble with getting the party together without like forcing them together and I'm having trouble with getting this whole shabang started without it being "and then suddenly riots/murders.". Any help would be much appreciated.