The party is trapped within the walls of Vanis, a city surrounded on all sides by the green horde. They know that for the majority of the residents and refugees within the city escape is impossible. And that it is only a matter of time before the walls are breached, and thousands of orcs begin to sack the city.
The group comes up with a daring plan. Using a oft forgotten sewer passage, they will sneak out beneath the city to the river, and then approach the Orc leader’s camp from behind. There, they will assassinate him, in the hopes that this will destabilize the orc army, possibly even break it up. A slim chance, but, perhaps, their only one.
Even if this cunning plan succeeds, they will still doubtlessly face hundreds of orcs. Better odds than facing down thousands, but not by much. With few options left, however, the party chooses the course of valor. It never even occurs to them to flee. During their search for a way under the city, they encounter Shun, a native of Rokugan who had somehow found his way to Vanis. He agrees to join their mission.
While traveling beneath the city, the party encounters a gelatinous horror beneath the streets. Quickly dispatching it, they search around for it’s lair, but find instead two doors… one of them hidden secretly in the walls of the sewer…