The group gathered together, hungry for the riches and fame that would come with a venture into the fabled underground halls of Rappan Athuk, but also knowing that they needed more experience – and belongings – before they should venture there.
So they took the Geoffrey Fiztwahlen’s advice and accepted what appeared to be an easy job – the local Army needed to deliver a notice to a young private that his wife had her baby. But the reward was much larger than usual due to an additional amount paid by his wife to deliver an extra – secret – letter.
Being a curious sort, the secret letter didn’t stay a secret for long. Victor Dragonclaw opened it and read in Draconic that the baby was “sick” and the wife told her husband he must desert his post and meet her in their “secret spot.”
The group set forth toward the patrol where Private Salenter Amdale was supposed to be. Twice they were attached by wild worgs and wolves and twice Alaric Milner was able to hold them off while her party slew them. When the wizard questioned a captured worg, he learned of many frightening creatures that could be found here – what the group interpreted as a vampire, ghosts and large bears.
One patrol that they met with included a Captail, who was so impressed by Vek Redhammer’s tales of worg-killing that he offered him a job.
When the group finally found Amdale’s party and delivered the message, they were welcomed to stay the night in the safety of the patrol. Private Amdale sought a private audience with Cedric, who seemed like a respectable fellow. He explained that he needed help deserting his post but it had to look like an accident so that he and his wife wouldn’t be wanted criminals.
After consulting with the rest of the party, a plan was hatched to make it look like worgs had dragged off the man. The job was convincing and the group agreed to escort Private Amdale to the secret hiding spot in hopes of another reward from his “special” wife.