From the introduction:
The team runs into a drunken man as they walk down the streets of Safety's End. "We gots two!", he says, referring to the two children born this night in this town who will be dedicated to the School of Magic. While the group is talking about this horrible news, a horse approaches and nuzzles one of them.
"I am ready to take you to where the OverLord of Many Names calls you," states the horse. "The OverLord of Many Names knows the desire in your hearts to rescue those helpless babies from the School of Witchcraft. Are you willing to risk your lives to perform this rescue?"