A growing army of orcs, goblinoids, and other fell creatures are amassing past the Stonehome Mountains, threatening to overcome the stronghold of Bordrin’s Watch. A call to arms has been dispatched by the nearby city of Overlook, beseeching any able-bodied men and women to mobilize at the city and help defend the fortress. Heeding the call, Alara Kresh, Seamus Sharkwand, and Sebastian the Timid set off from the city of Marthton to aid in the defense of the stronghold.
Along their journey they stop off at Brindol, a small city on the Dawn Way. Alara makes a point to purchase thirty additional daggers at one of the local merchant shops. While imbibing at The Antler and Thistle the group meet fellow adventurers Rustico and Trome. Not long after introductions are made, several goblins and hobgoblins burst in and start to vandalize the establishment and slay its patrons. As our adventurers clash with the invaders, Snig, a goblin brandishing a large axe, give orders to steal a banner being displayed behind the bar.
The party make quick work of the goblinoids, but not before Snig and a goblin underling take off with the banner. As the rest of the adventures mop up what’s left of the hobgoblins, Alara exits the tavern to track the goblins, only to see an ogre-drawn wagon barreling down the street. Two hobgoblin archers ride in the back of the cart, supplying the ogre with explosive casks to haphazardly throw.
As the rest of the party make their way outside, Alara takes an unorthodox method to flank the wagon by jumping through the windows of a tailor’s shop. She manages to climb onto the wagon and engage the hobgoblins. One of the town guards confronts the ogre only to be crushed by the ogre’s huge cudgel, splattering Rustico and Sebastian in blood and viscera. Seamus unleashes a flaming sphere upon the ogre and maneuvers it to the cart, lighting the casks. Alara and the hobgoblins narrowly make it off the wagon before all the barrels detonate. Caught in the explosion, the ogre drops to the ground, with whatever remains of his body charred and smoking.