Lieutenant Salenda Athysh, after leading her platoon on a successful slaving run (with help from “the Broken Sersh Maneuver”!), treated her grunts to a night on the town in Stinky’s Tavern, a local roughneck bar in Khaj-Mari.
The next day, Tzezan Commander Graf gave her orders to clean out an old Midrythian outpost that was built on the Ulaphian side of the river, but has been abandoned for about 90 years. The Tzezan commanders in the area have grown suspicious of the increase in activity along the river, and they’ve decided that it’s prudent to station some troops closer to where the action is likely to be. Zhul-Mar, the old, abandoned outpost, is ideally positioned for this purpose, but since it’s been unused for decades, it’s bound to have lots of nastiness in it.
As it turns out, it did.