The young warlord Nobu Tanglar, the apprentice soceress Lyra Ta’allus, Berriene Lestazy the student of wizardry, and the would-be knight Galain Mikal. All young heroes, all taken in and trained by the dwarf adventurer Douven Stahl.
Six months in, Douven sets out in search of treasure and doesn’t return. So the foursome set forth in search of their mentor.
They come to Winterhaven, a small human village.
On the way, they are ambushed by Kobolds, who prove no match for their training so far. They find out information about Douven, who’s gone to a rumored dragon burial site.
They set out but are waylaid again.
This time, the kobolds brought more: tougher warriors and sterner magic—a more disciplined warband that puts the heroes to the test. They survive but barely, only to find that the leader of the Kobolds wears a necklace marked with the symbol of Orcus, Prince of Demons. Will they get more than they argained for upon finding their dwarven master?