Year 22 AC
Stephan Thunderhead has become the ruler of Karoon and the surrounding areas. His father's loyal men have now become his and the region is now settled down into a somewhat stable situation. There are bandits attacking caravans from the Vale Lake, the port to the east and the from Goodport. Stephan wants to secure his trade and calls on mercenaries to secure the routes by taking out the bandit groups. He offers good rewards for such endeavors.
Fire sweeps across the plains in central Taina. Though not highly populated, whole herds of animals are wiped out and many wandering tribes of people are displaced. The ogres left in the area take advantage and are trying to enslave the displaced people.