Our four ‘heroes’ Hannibal Ocean, Sariel Ocean, Berian ‘Berry’ Ocean and Rinn the Stout arrived in the small city of Leymos. While they weren’t in danger of starving any time soon they knew that the money they had would only last so long. So they quickly set about finding employment. They were directed to The Rusty Anchor and a man called The Major, and though they never met him, they made contact with his organisation and took a job disposing of a nest of goblins that were disrupting the Major’s smuggling routes.
Having done that the Oceans decided they needed to operate independently, rather than working exclusively with the Major. They found themselves an old warehouse that they have turned into a base of operations. They had a run in with Sargent Ironhelm, who runs the Blackshirts (the local guards) and who essentially extorted money from them on various legal grounds. He also offered them some work clearing out some thieves that had apparently taken up residence in the Clifftop sewer systems. In doing so the Oceans found the three Bruce brothers who they’re now paying to act as spies and observers around town.
The gang had noticed that their activities had been being watched by goblins and so put on a show of force by walking boldly into Goblintown to make their displeasure felt. They didn’t meet the Goblin King instead being accosted by one of his lieutenants Bodrack, who told them rather frankly that they weren’t in command and were not going to speak to his King. However from then on the goblins have either stopped watching them or are being a lot more subtle about it.
Later Sariel visited the quiet temple of The Raven Queen, one of several aspects of Thanis. There she learned that a follower of The Walker (another aspect of Thanis) was corrupting the peaceful rest of the dead by animating their corpses. So Sariel enlisted her fellows to travel out to the local graveyard where they found a young man in the middle of a ritual outside one of the tombs. The four launched a brutal assault, and while Berry faced considerable difficulty from a Deathlock Wight, they destroyed the small band of Undead and their master.
A few days later the four were resting in their warehouse when a young half-elf knocked on the door. Lorne told them of an opportunity to make some money by finding Rock Drake venom and selling it to a wizard in Clifftop. They travelled out to the east for a day and a half where they found a gang of drakes they quickly dispatched. On the way back to Leymos they came across an old and abandoned house complete with a wizard’s tower. While they explored there a blue light burst all around them and they were all shrunk down to just a few inches tall. After fighting rats they found that Lorne had disappeared and a dwarf named Shurf living on a shelf with a jar of rice. Not long after a force of Goblins led by Bodrack turned up. Whilst hiding underneath a rose bush the gang listened in on the goblins and learned that Lorne’s wizard was entirely fictional and that the young half-elf had been set up by the goblins to try and ambush the gang outside of Leymos. The gang waited until the blue light burst out again, this time noting that it came from the vicinity of the small pond in the garden. As the goblins shrank the gang launched an ambush on them, finding and killed Bodrack, but several of the others escaped. The gang then found the orb responsible for shrinking them, and destroyed it, returning to full size, then fought off the last of the goblins.
A few nights later Berry was woken up by a tiny shadowy hooded creature frantically attacking him. The creature was easily dispatched, but over the next hours the party was repeatedly attacked, each time by more of the creatures, and no matter where they were. When they were attacked in a tavern the tiefling owner told them to seek out the darkest place they could to break through to the Shadowfell and find the source of the attacks. The gang fled to the graveyard and broke into a tomb, finding themselves in a shadowy cavern where the fought huge bats and then battled their way across a rickety bridge while under fire from shadowy creatures. They paused at the far side of the bridge, exhausted and battered from the long string of fights they had been through, trying to decide whether to battle on or to risk resting in this place where shadows might swarm around them at any time.