The PCs are gathered at the New Rose Inn, a frequent rest stop along the southern border of Blackhawk. The tavern at the New Rose is a, sort of, employment office for men-at-arms in search of their next honestly earned coin purse. This evening’s post of interest states:
Help Wanted! Heroes and warriors needed to defeat raiders which terrorize our trade routes. Rewards of not-less-than 250 gold will be provided by the Central Vanthian Capitalists’ Guild.