1372 DR Flamerule 25
A half-elf (Kaeraelia Rael), a half-orc, a dwarf and a human (Suthek Amon Baoth) are travelling in a coach to Mintar for their own private reasons.
It is a dark and stormy night when a few miles from the city the coach throws a wheel.
The party gets out to look around, and help the coachmen conduct repairs.
The spot some lights out near the rocky shore. The lights appear to be sending some kind of signal to a ship sailing quite far off-shore.
They decide that, under the circumstances and considering the weather, it would be best if they pressed onwards to Mintar.
Arriving in Mintar they find the city under marital law imposed by the followers of Bane. At the entrance to the city they are registered and allocated rooms in the tavern of the Gilded Peasant by a local Banite administrator.
1372 DR Flamerule 26
At breakfast the following morning, having indicated that three of the four of them are looking for work, they are marched by a guard captain and a troop of soldiers to a local butcher shop. The shop is in a three storey building with the business premises on the ground floor and family living quarters on the second and third floors.
The guard captain informs the party that they must clear the shop and house of all occupants. Despite vigorous, yet peaceful, protests of innocence from the family the party clear the house and march the family to a market square near one of the main city gates. There the family are split by gender by Banite soldiers and are loaded into wagons. Each of the wagons are already full of people. Once the butcher’s family are loaded on the wagons pull out of the market square and head out through the city gate.
The party are thanked for carrying out their duties are given a small paper receipt in lieu of payment. They are told to take these slips to the main administrative centre in the city where they will be rewarded.
Upon arrival they are given a small payment for the completion of the allotted task and are give a symbol of Bane in the form of a small broach. They are told that this will identity them to Banite patrols and ensure that they are not obstructed in their duties.