Adrayla and Malco arrived in Renwald on a mail caravan. At the Rusty Kettle Inn, they agreed to help David Coopermeadow, a stage magician who had run amok of orcs on the road. Following tracks to an orc camp, the two entered into a three-way battle between the orcs and a group of goblins who appeared to have hired the orcs. With a goblin captive in tow, the heroes returned David’s items to him, handed over the captive to authorities, and awaited David’s show the next day. In the morning, they awoke to find David murdered, his spellbook cover torn open, and a corner of what appears to be a map at his feet.