Our story begins on the road to Seraph Bay. A spring storm has swept into the interior of the country, and its ferocious wind and rain have driven all travelers from the roads. An inn near a day’s ride from the city has seen a number of travelers seeking shelter as the storm raged outside. Each guest is eager to be on their way, but the tempest forces them to wait, impatient. After two days cowering in the inn, when the third day dawns clear and bright the travelers, feeling themselves much delayed, set out en-mass toward the city of Seraph Bay.