Year 29 AC
The city of Thornhide, in the northern part of the middle of Taina, is overrun by Blackcrow's men. Women and children are taken as slaves and all men over 15 are put to the sword. The coalition army is but half a day behind the conquest and are able to take some of Blackcrow's army, but the army is still disheartened by the aftermath of the battle that killed so many.
Dwarves mining in the Tsalagi Mountains find a rare vein of metal and are hiring people to protect the area, to serve the people's needs while they work and to bring caravans. It is a good place to make money and meet dwarves.