12/17/2012: Daseri’s POV
The adventurers start in the city of Ambador. Ambador overlooks the Veral Sea and is governed by the Queen Laila Denosa and a triumvirate of archmages. These archmages are the policing force, but are never seen in public. They send out shadows to administer punishment. Ambador is a city of fishing, cotton, and mining of silver ore.
The day before, a large gold mine was discovered and reported. Everyone was hurrying to the newly discovered mine to try to acquire gold. As the adventurers were getting ready to leave to go to the new mine, they say a herald posting a help wanted sign promising 500 gold for help with a diplomatic matter. They then headed to the Knight Captain’s office, which was housed in a small tower, to sign up for the mission and to find out more information. As were standing in line of about 20 people, they notice that no one that went into the office was returning out the same way. When they got to the door, a few noticed that there was no back door. The people that went in had disappeared, also. The group started asking questions about the mission and were told that Ambassador Gracyn McNeil had gone missing on his way to the city of Elith. The group convinced the Knight Captain to explain the real reason Ambassador McNeil’s trip. He had gone to spy and gather information on Elith military force and to find out if they were planning an attack on Ambador. The group of adventurers agreed to help for the 500 gold and some items from the armory. The Knight Captain began reading the scroll to port the group half way, when Daseri realized he read the last words wrong. It was too late to correct it, though.
The group ended up on a south road with forest to the west and cliffs and the sea to the east. Daseri and Borrom landed on the cliff and started to fall off into the sea. Daseri was able to grab a root on the cliff with one hand and Borrom’s foot with the other. The others in the group helped them up from the cliff onto flat land. As they were doing this, they saw another group appear over the water and fall in. One is swept away while the other two are not. Of the two left, one is unconscious and bleeding and the other is conscious. Daron insists on helping the people in the water. Daseri and Borrom help. Daron repels down the cliff with a rope and helps the conscious man climb up the rope to safety. He then ties the rope to the unconscious man after stabilizing him and they pull him up. The first man thanks them and then tends to his cousin. As this is going on, the other three in the group, Tyli, Greg, and Neil continue down the road. They are attacked by goblins, but prevail. After looting the goblins, they head back to the others and find that they rescued the men in the water. Greg offers the goblins’ gold to the rescued men and is thanked.