Kaldezeit 2. 2521
High Elf Ruavia Swiftsea has been staying at the Red Moon Inn in Ubersreik, by the river Teufel, for the past several days, and is starting to grow restless. The boatman is eagerly anticipating a package, expected to arrive on a coach from Marienburg. The coach is now a full day late, and Ruavia is concerned. Bernard Pliess, the watchman, has been awaiting the arrival of his friend, Rutger Abend, on the same coach inbound from Marienberg. Once Rutger arrives, Benny will give the roadwarden his new assignment and the two of them can go celebrate.
At Ruavia’s request for aid, Bernard has resolved to help the elf seek out the coach, so they can recover the package – and his partner – as part of his duties as a watchman.
The apprentice wizard Rolf Ostheim accompanies them, though he unnerves those around him. The thin man seemingly always enshrouded in gloom and shadows, made even more pronounced by the dark grey robes he wears. He is accompanying Benny Pliess as a favor to his master, who used to travel regularly with Pliess’s father.