Boo for the Cliff’s Notes version but its been almost 6 weeks
A handful of out of work soldiers go looking for work in the city of Yurik. Trying there luck to get jobs at a sheriffs office, they are turned away immediately. In doing so they stumble into a man being mugged. The man is obviously a supporter of the house of Hali who is being beat upon by what appear to be a handful local rabble. The Deputy outside pays no attention to the mugging and the players jump into the fray.
Two men observe the fight closely from a distance as an Monk, a Wizard, an Artificer, a Ranger and a Bugbear Barbarian attack the Muggers. Disjointed as a team but all powerful in their own right. Flashes of deadly brilliance come from the Monk and the Barbarian pull a victory out of the situation.
The Man being Mugged introduces himself as a “Friend” and tells them that he was being mugged over some documents that his brother had hidden away in a hut at the top of a hill. He asks the Group to fetch it for him as it is protected by a group of goblins. “In the Hut you will find a black box the documents will be inside”. The hero’s agree for a handsome fee to fetch the documents for him.
The hero’s attempt to make a clandestine approach up the main road. They see a goblin scout and capture him. After some intimidation he gives the players tactical information on the strength of the goblin force. He said he was Paid to be here and that we were to fight to our very last. Looking around from the outside that this was no mere hut this was the Birthplace of the Former King. It now stands a tattered and battle worn shrine devastated by the civil war.
The Heroes march on and encounter a small force of Goblins and Fire Beatles. With some tricky maneuvering and the start of coordinated efforts the players handily defeat the goblins and find the box. Inside it a letter saying… "Congratulations Hero’s you have passed a test of strength…for real work and a test of cunning come find me by the sheriffs office.The players do and their friend pays them and invites them Back to The Black Raven Inn to explain his situation.
At the Inn the “Friend” Introduces himself as Amond Hali. The Brother of Nemond Hali (The Dead King’s Nephew) He wants to hire them to Kill the treacherous Sheriff Yonas Bartome. If they can complete the job in three days he will have even more lucrative work for them….The heroes agree