What began as a quest to colonize the bleak continent of Demara has now spiraled into a war against the encroaching forces of an ancient horror awakened from its long slumber. Battles have been fought, leaders have been killed, and the world's greatest empire has been brought to its knees by the power of Bryma the Cannibal and his unyielding armies. The famed warriors of Central Belagere, still reeling from the might of the Arch-Lich Luwan in the War of One Banner just two years past, have once again been rallied to protect the center of civilization under Warmaster Maerak Tarmikos and Tri-General Aratar Giantkin. They prepare for the entry of Bryma's raiders into their lands, which is expected to occur sometime near the beginning of the month of Wind.
The party, having exhausted their usefulness to the war effort for the time being, has taken up work in the city of Tace, near the southern tail of the Crimson Ridge in Royce. While a refreshing break from their usual work of great import, the former mining town is not free of troubles befitting a band of adventurers such as they…