An old man stumbles into the tavern, “I’ve seen things you people can’t imagine…”
So starts the adventure.
Mekler hires several helpers for his trek. He is ruff, gruff, and cares little about anyone or anything but getting back to where he was. Mekler irates everyone by calling them “Hey you.” Everyone puts up with his rudeness because he pays well. He has hired two soldiers, a priest, two mages—of some repute, and a bum.
Mekler shows up with a “friend”, and the adventurers are off to make their fame and forture.