The first date of known time according to the Tihagi Calendar.
Now in Fargur, in southern Rusatar, Kiha is having a lucky streak during a card game against a couple of local guards. A fight breaks out as the Guards accuse her of cheating, and Kiha is arrested. When he attempts to intervene, Shael Ash is arrested as an accomplice.
While in jail for several months, awaiting to hear what the Guard Captain wanted to do with them, Shael Ash begins having visions. In them, Corellon offers is aid if he swears service to him. Despite insistence by Shael, Corellon doesn't agree to aid Kiha. In the end Shael agrees anyways and leaves Rusatar- setting sale for Tolara.
Thirty years before his birth, after its current ruler dies unexpectedly under mysterious circumstances (failing to leave behind a legitimate heir), Mala'kai Avirotka's parents forge documents of legitimacy and ascend to the Faelkarstonian throne in an effort to keep the Island from falling back into the hands of Olienn.
Having finally come of age, Mala'kai Avirotka assumes the identity of a Dwarf and sets off on his own, heading north through Nisaba Pass. Eventually he settles in the Druumarian Stronghold of Clan Dhal- located in the southern reaches of the Tarael Mountains, between Eris'ka and Ar'lasang Vaerda'ky.
Aneirin Mylel earns the favor of the Archfey Eilshana after besting her Champion during a tournament in her realm, and is gifted a boon as a reward for his prowess. Shaken from his decades long depression, he begins to draw a new strength from her presence and takes a private oath to share the joy of Eilshana with all he meets.
Shael is saved from a bandit attack by Kod Zuzagar. Under Corellon's guidance he decides to follow Kod, hiring on at his post office in Keskala; officially his position is to escort postage during runs. But Kod and Shael's real work lies in their smuggling business, moving goods and people across borders. Feeling compelled to help out those less fortunate, the majority of their personal cargo consists of escaped slaves trying to settle down in a safer place.
Aneirin Mylel is sent by the Noble Fey Lhiannan to search for a Vestige known as Lightbringer- last seen on the Material Realm three centuries ago. He is unceremoniously dumped in the middle of the Ajda-Donesh Basin in Talaina'vao, Tolara, without any direction.
A thief steals a ring from Marlena Bormann- the owner of the Wanderer's Tale (Keskala's only Tavern and Inn). Aneirin, Shael, Ceiba, and Mal help to track it down and return it. Marlena rewards the party with a treasure map that leads to a small series of ruins rumored to be of Sa'avian origin, located in the Kogria Mountains just north of the village.
Guided by a map obtained from Marlena Bormann, after four days of travel from Keskala the party discovers the ruins of an old military outpost in the Kogria Mountains; the outpost was originally built by the Dasmiira Clan Batrun in the early days of Tolara, but lost during the Siege of Greibaurum in 5996.
While exploring the old Batrun military outpost, Aneirin and Shael discover a hidden compartment beneath an altar. Inside the compartment is the vestige Mistleinn- the sword companion of the shield Dainsleif; last known to be wielded by Dasmiiran twins Katona and Tamas Raedler, both pieces were lost during the Siege of Greibaurum.