The players are gathered together in a group under the expressed writ from one Gruffud Ap Cannan, liege lord of all of the southern salts. The players Start in the Port of Mary Ann, a very important port along the trade routes within Ap Cannan’s domain.
Maru Redwing, raised in the allience, was sent from the capital city of portsworth, being a member of the governing entity known as the directive, with the order to return the daughter of Lady A’nashi Marrivelle, who was kidnapped by the evil gang known as the Shankill Butchers, lead by the infamous Butch and Chet Shankill. She was given not only authority by the alliance, but by Lord Ap Cannan, acting as a enforcement official in the salts. She was to gather a group to aid her in her quest. She was then introduced to Johanna Wroclaw, a drawf hailing from the deep silver mountains far to the south. Johannas joined with Maru willingly, seeming to have something to gain from an alliance with Lord Ap Cannan. Then there is Aneesha Alonzo and the mysterious man named Zorotorro, who were recruited by the man Terran Gryfth, who is the heir to all the Gryfth lands and ward of Ap Cannan. Alonzo hails from the forge mountains to the south, and is well versed in the arcane arts, making her a powerful ally. Although, Alonzo has intentions of her own, looking for the famed Grimore of the Green hand, an ancient and power tome of arcane magic, and is given direction by a man named Crecent moon, who, in return for the information, asks Alonzo to bring him certain scrolls pertaining to conjuration magic. Zorotorro, a man of allience birth, joined the group after the summons for able bodied adventures at the behest of Gryfth. Zorotorro is suggested to the job by long time friend and ally Le’Blanc, who explains that traveling with the party might yeild theme secrets to the famed treasure of Cristo Monteavon. Then enter Tadakichi, who brings a strange creature known as a bear as a companion. Tadakichi and Kuma travel with Maru, as if pulled along by a force unexplained. The lord Ap Cannan gave Maru and her crew the use of one of the fastest and finest ships in his fleet, known as the Gilded Marauder, Captained by the seasoned sailor Known simply as O’brian. Their objective is to rescue Marrivelles daughter, Kinina, and to apprehend or kill the butchers Chet and Butch Shankill. At this time Ap Cannan is preparing to ship a very important prisoner, one Arven Trueflight, back to the Port of Beth, where an alliance vanguard awaited to transport him to his fate in Ports worth.
They set off South, to cyclones point, once a very important port, but as time is cruel, so it was to the point. As the party arrives, they hear rumors of some sort of syndicate that has its base farther into the island. After poking their heads around for a time, they are approached by a man who claims to be a recruiter for the butchers, known as Crotan. Crotan extends an invitation to the group, asking them to join the gang. The party agrees, and they are informed of the hideouts location. As they travel through the dense jungle that is Cyclone Points interior, they discover that the hide out sits not only in an abandoned mine, but also on a very powerful leyline nexus. The party is met by Crotan again, who introduces them to the rest of the gang. As the night goes on, Anessha formulates a plan to seduce one of the gang members and gains access to the inner part of the mine, to where the young elf Kinina was held. Here Aneesha lays with the brigand, and then slits his throat directly afterward, when his guard was down. She then used her arcane arts to enthrall the ward of the cell, a skeleton who acted not only as guardian, but as key master as well. As Aneesha is rescuing the girl, the other party members start their secret assult on the sleeping and unawares gang of butchers, killing them almost to a man. However, just as Aneesha exits the interior of the mine, she notices that she was not the only thing coming from the mine, as there was a man who had rodent features and fur all over his body riding what could only be described as a demon lion with wings and a great spiked tail. Johanna, being dwarven born and miner by profession, was able to use the great machinery to block the entrance to the mine, trapping the creature and the rat man, and hopefully the leaders of the gang as well. At this point the party retreats through the woods, back to their ship to return the elf girl back to the protective hands of Ap Cannan.