Venture Captain Dreng is convinced that someone is setting up an unauthorized, and potentially harmful Pathfinder Lodge within the city of Kaer Maga. A letter from an ally, one Horis Collgardie says as much, and Dreng has asked you to investigate, locate these Pathfinders, and order them to stop immediately, or risk having all Pathfinders banned from the city. Sending you from the Grand Lodge in Absolam across the Inner Sea to Varisia, you have made it to the Halflight Path, so near the city, when a horde of goblins breaks through the wall to attack!!! Fighting your way through, you finally make your way to the city itself, only to find it is a massively crowded den of villainy and scoundrels. Locating your contacts house, you arrive to find him dead, and are immediately attacked by a group of thugs looking for his murderer.