Three unlikely travelers, the human barbarian Caim, the half-elf ninja Sora, and the dolfar paladin Sylphina, after arriving at the capital city of the county of Haelstrom, Hael, discovered that an old man by the name of Ramsey was looking for his daughter. Interested in work, these three investigated and undertook the quest, heading into the plains to the west to search for Ashley, though they were suspicious about the truth. Discovering a hidden kobold lair, the three of them entered and fought off numerous kobold defenders, eventually discovering Ashley. The young human woman revealed she had initially run away from her actual father, the count of Haelstrom, Terrence Hael, who pushed her into becoming a powerful mage for his own benefit. However, she was taken by surprise by the group of kobolds and troglodytes that lived there during the night and kidnapped. When she displayed her powerful magic and ability to speak Draconic, the beastial humanoids instantly declared her a herald of the dragon-god Korten’dareq and thrust her into the position of leadership. Unwilling to go back to her father, Ashley wished to remain with the beastmen, as she had all the perks of nobility and the freedom her father never let her have. Deciding to let her stay with the kobolds and troglodytes, the three then reported back to Ramsey and received their reward for confirming her safety.