While searching for the Slaying Stone in the fallen city of Kiris Dahn, now named Gorizbadd by the goblin occupiers, the party was ambushed by a powerful dark sorcerer who was looking for the Slaying Stone as well. The famous drow bard Fieren were erased from the world immediately. Mortally wounded by the sorcerer’s blow, the boisterous half-orc ardent Tarden used his dying breaths to distract the sorcerer and allow the githzerai monk Lee to escape.
Luckily, the human battlemind Cable Cauthon‘s psionic abilities sensed the danger and allowed him to grab the gnome sorcerer Goldgut Silverlips just in time to save him from walking into the enemy’s trap. Realizing they were completely outmatched, the remaining heroes each wept a single tear for their fallen brethren and fled into the night through a portal opened by the seer Treona.
Cut off from Cable and Goldgut completely, Lee was left for dead and had to flee in the opposite direction. He retreated to the cave beneath the library. Eventually, Lee was able to work his way back to the kobolds and hid there. Slowly earning their trust, he became their leader and ruled them with an iron fist.
Since then, Goldgut and Cable have been traveling the countryside, working odd jobs to earn enough pay to keep going. Taking advantage of Cable’s psychic prowess, they set up a small shop as a fortune teller. A few ghost sounds to convince people they were talking to their dead relatives and Cable’s knowledge of people’s secrets made business good.
However, they were only masquerading as fortune tellers. Secretly under the King’s employ, they exposed traitors and enemy spies for the kind of reward only a king can hand out.