You have been staying at the Red Moon Inn in Ubersreik, by the river Teufel, for the past several days, and
are starting to grow restless.
Birgitta, the Roadwarden, has been awaiting the arrival
of her partner, Rutger Abend, on a coach inbound from
Marienberg. Once Rutger arrives, the two of them can
resume their patrols of the Empire’s roads, starting near
Altdorf and working eastward.
Vaerun, the High Elf Envoy, is eagerly anticipating a
package, expected to arrive on the same coach from
Marienburg. The coach is now a full day late, and
Vaerun is concerned.
At Vaerun’s request for aid, Birgitta has resolved to
help him seek the coach, so they can recover the package, and her partner, as part of her duties as a Roadwarden.
Vaerun and Kurgi the Dwarf Troll Slayer accompany
her, the former to discharge his duty to Ulthuan, the latter to discharge a personal debt to Birgitta’s father.
The apprentice wizard Scheffler unnerves those around
him, the thin man seemingly always enshrouded in
gloom and shadows, made even more pronounced by the
dark grey robes he wears. He is accompanying Birgitta
as a favour to his master, who used to travel regularly
with her father.