25th day of Obad-Hai, 816
Ardeche P. Serrieres, the Halfling from last adventure, has been murdered. Sherlock Gnomes, with the assistance of City Guardsman Thom Fhranks have been brought in to investigate, and circumstantial evidence links Nirinjan and Master Juba to the crime.
They follow the trail of a wagon that Ardeche was hired to guard and find it under attack by a group of Gnolls led by Alistair Osbourne, a Necromancer that Nirinjan and Ardeche had met a couple nights earlier. Alistair is killed during the battle, and the group begins to follow a trail leading into the hills, but camp for the night.