A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct. To begin your study of the life of these heroes, then take care that you first place them in their time: their story begins in the year 4708, the 68th year of the reign of the dread House Thrune in Cheliax, then ruled by Her Infernal Majestrix, Queen Abrogail II. And take the most special care that you place them in their place: the nation of Cheliax.
The party is approached at their residence at the Korradath by a Chelaxian woman named Janiven, who implores them to meet with her to discuss organizing a group to make Westcrown “a safer place to live”. After Bell and Amarante’s scouting out of the proposed meeting place, a rather shabby-looking tavern, our unlikely heroes show up to find only a nervous Janiven. It seems their mysterious host is missing. Before long, a frightened boy turns up, reporting that their host, apparently an elf by the name of Arael, has been captured by the Hellknight Order of the Rack! Before they can leave, they find that their meeting place has been surrounded by armigers of this same Hellknight order.
Finding themselves with few options, the party follows Janiven and Morosino into a hidden entrance into Westcrown’s maze-like sewers. A heated chase ensues as the Order of the Rack’s armigers give pursuit. Led by a Hellknight of Order of the Rack, the armigers hound the party as they try to make it through the sewers to a “safe house” known by Janiven. They eventually find the correct exit from the sewers, after a bloody battle with the Order of the Rack that very nearly claimed the lives of both Amarante and Fortunato.