Within the periphery of the Sarmatian Commonwealth, our heroes came upon an unusual sight. Billows of black smoke arising from the horizon.
Upon closer inspection they found that an entire village had been razed and celebrating within the town square were 5 unusually dressed bandits.
After a quick duel for the fate of the town, the leader of this particular group of bandits was left impressed enough to extended an invitation to the party to join their band in the north. In return the bandits released the few villagers they still held hostage and departed back towards their camp.
Soon afterwards an Eisen merc unit called The Obsidian Band arrived. After clearing up a misunderstanding the Obsidian Band's leader Tamfana Aldawolfa told the party of her intentions to resupply within the Commonwealth on behalf of the Commonwealth's crown prince.
She then tasked the party to see if they could meet with this unknown army of the north and report back to her. They would wait in the ruined remains of the village for a small while before departing.