After some time spent recovering from several weeks of training in the city-state of Tyr, our heroes were summoned to the Golden Inix by their quartermaster Neeva. The female Mul with her typical angsty disposition, after griping under her breath about her most recent ex-lover-spat with Rikus divulged to the party assembled that training was over and it was time they proved their worth to the Crimson Legion.
The task laid before them was to put an end to a group of silt runner raiders plaguing small merchant caravans in the area just North of the city near the Iron Mines. She explained that while that area is generally fairly protected due to traffic to and from the mines, small caravans without the ability to afford much in the way of armed guards were easy prey for the runners. In order to protect the safety of these small-time merchants, the party would be sent North under the guise of a small merchant troupe. Upon being attacked, they would track the raiding party back to their warrens, clear them out, and then blow the tunnel line with an alchemical bomb.
The group accepted the task at hand, being promised good pay, and after being disguised and given a small wagon and inix transport, were sent half a day’s journey North, where the attacks had been reported. After being slowed a bit by a minor sand storm, the party discovered a mostly sand-covered wagon that bore the hallmarks of a silt runner attack. They set up camp and just after dusk were able to get the jump on a silt runner raiding party.
After finding the terrain a bit difficult to navigate after the storm, and pitted against the quick-moving runners who were more familiar with the area, the party eventually managed to defend their camp and track the runners back to their warrens, laying out markers to retrace in the morning. Upon awaking from an extended rest, the group were met by their contact from the Legion who escorted their merchant wagon and inix mount back to the city, as the adventurers set off toward the mountain warrens ready to complete the task at hand.