A trio of cool dudes heads towards the village of Piebald Bluff, intent on making their name as heroes. Along the way they run afoul a group of kobolds and the remains of a small caravan. They defeat the kobolds with the help of a stone-slinging halfling. The party, now four, seeks out the missing merchants, but are ambushed by a group of hobgoblins. The hobgoblins take the party captive.