From publisher blurb:
Welcome to Bitter Medicine, the first installment of Iron Kingdoms Adventures. Iron Kingdoms Adventures is a series of full-length scenarios for use with the award winning Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game.
Each installment of Iron Kingdoms Adventures contains everything a Game Master will need to run a complete story. These adventures take place across the Iron Kingdoms, from the depths of the savage wilderness to the soot-covered streets of western Immoren’s major cities. Iron Kingdoms Adventures are self-contained scenarios, but each provides a number of hooks for getting characters involved in the adventure and suggestions for keeping the adventure going after the final scene.
Bitter Medicine is designed for a group of three to five Hero-level characters with 0–10 XP each. Ideally these characters are of Cygnaran origin, or at least sympathetic to the plight of Cygnaran people. Bitter Medicine works well as an adventure to bring a group together but does not explicitly require that the player characters (PCs) have worked together in the past —only that they are able to cooperate toward a common goal.