The party – Dez, Gorth, Beatrix, Zaniver (and his little dog, too), Tre’lan, and Woolly, who would die – has been scouring the Caves of Chaos and the dangerous wilderness area surrounding Kendall Keep. These adventurers had been joined by others: Dubricus D’Ambreville, Brother Martin of St. Cuthbert, and “Third,” a mysterious warrior-maiden from a distant land, with whom no one in the party shared a language.
They had been looking most recently for a copper dragon egg while also investigating a hidden temple of the gods Erishkegal and Nergal. It was shortly after a visit to the temple that Woolly got killed. But how did that happen?