For Sid, CJ and Gortak the adventure began by being unceremoniously deposited in the middle of the hamlet of Narom. They were supplied with a rough pack of gear, courtesy of the Queen, and left to wait for their commanding officer. Valtor made his way to Narom under his own power, meeting the commanding officer, and fellow war veteran Handle.
Handle Riverbottom appears to understand the tenuous nature of his command, but still managed to round up the 4 player characters and bring them to The Drowned Goat to meet the remaining members of The 52nd Strike, a sullen half elf named Strix and a human woman who has not introduced herself. The party exchanged some brief stores about their background, ate dinner and drank. After several drinks, dinner was interrupted by 4 large locals who appeared to not dislike the party. Egged on by Valtor, a brawl followed, which was decisively won by the party. Post brawl CJ noted Handle slip something into the pocket of one of the local toughs. A small pouch of coins that CJ quickly liberated from the thug and returned to the party so that they could continue drinking. After Handle went to bed, the party quickly broke up, although it appears that everyone has decided to stick with the war effort for the time being, with the possible exception of CJ who disappeared shortly after Handle went to bed.