The PCs are in the Lower District of Zobeck at night when they stumble upon what seems to be a group of thugs attacking a man and his young son. During the fight they realize their opponents are deadly killers, who are much more skilled than common, dockside thugs. The man is killed in the fight, though the boy, Marko, survives.
The man protecting him was not his father, but his bodyguard, Conte. With his bodyguard dead, young Marko is vulnerable to further attacks. He knows Conte was trying to get him somewhere safe, but he doesn’t know the details. A bloodied letter on Conte’s body provides some clues. Strangely, it appears Conte was trying to get Marko to a local fence, one who buys goods from common pickpockets and second-story thieves.
This adventure for the 5th Edition of the world’s first RPG is meant for five 7th-level characters. Designed by Jeff Lee, it features a new monster plus cartography by Dyson Logos and art by Phil Stone.