- Balasar, Owen, Harann and Vaeris were commissioned by Gorrod Harstel and Adelard Brownthistle to investigate raids that have been occurring along the Norther Wey. The commission was accepted on condition of being loaned two mules and a cart.
- The party set forth from Trelsk along the Norther Wey. Disguised as a pair of traveling merchants Owen and Vaeris drove the mule cart while Balasar and Harann hid in the back. In this way, they hoped to induce the raider’s to attack.