From "Adventure Background and Summary:"
The day dawns like any other in Freeport. The Shipping News comes out, with the announcement of Kolter’s demonstration as the main headline. Additional headlines speak of the aftermath of the war, and the arrival of an Altherian fleet.
Furthermore, the PCs are all contacted in various means and receive Secret Orders. Finally, the various factions within the captain’s council all send out runners with notices proclaiming their need for assistance.