The party consisting of Tanaven the bard, Austrin the druid, Azuoleb the warlock and Murdock the fighter begin their story together by meeting the merchant Ribald Barterman and hiring on as caravan guards for his friend Brelm Embercask.
The excitement started before they left Athkatla. They were attacked on the bridge by rivals of their employer. Murdock managed to intimidate most of the assailants, however one remained behind. The party easily dispatched him and threw him over the bridge.
After the incident, the party headed east to the town of Trademeet to pick up their cargo. Afterwards the trip north was fairly uneventful, though Tanaven did find a nice magical ring on the ground of one of their campsites.
Upon arrival to Greenest, the party saw that the town was under attack by a dragon, bandits and kobolds. The party sprung into action to help the villagers while Brelm stayed back to protect his cargo. After saving many villagers and helping the governor, the party helped drive off the dragon. Afterwards a blue half-dragon stepped forward demanding a duel from the towns finest warrior in exchange for hostages. Murdock stepped forward and fought valiantly, but to no avail. The half-dragon honored his word and let the prisoners go and left with the rest of the raiding party. Luckily Murdock survived.
After resting up and recovering, The party decided to pursue the Raiders back to their camp per the governor’s request to do recon. They also were made aware that Tanaven’s friend Leosin was captured. After dispatching some stragglers, the party skillfully made its way into the bandit camp. They discovered that the camp was dedicated to the Cult of the Dragon. With none of the bandits aware of the party’s identity, they now must devise a way to rescue the prisoners held in the camp.