In the small town of Oakhurst, five adventurers find themselves in the Ol’ Boar Inn. They meet each other by chance and realize they all have the same goal, though their motivations vary. The destination is The Sunless Citadel. they spend the night getting to know each other, then set out the next day. Thus The Companions are assembled.
They make the eighty seven mile journey east to a ravine that hides the buried fortress. They arrive at nightfall on the third day and decide to make camp for the night before exploring the crevice. preliminary scouting reveals signs of nearby goblin bandits and an adventuring party a month past. They slowly make their way down with the use of a rope left by the previous party. At the end of the rope, The party is ambushed by dire rats, but the companions are victorious. They climb further down the ravine and finally reach the Sunless Citadel at the bottom.
As the enter the fortress, they find signs of the previous parties excursion, as well as warring goblin and kobold tribes. The encounter Meepo who offers them safe passage to the tribes leader and ask they in turn help find a stolen dragon. Praxis attempts to kill Meepo, but the others stop him, though not be for he runs off frightened.