The game started with Solomon experiencing the horror of a massive earthquake which rocked the southern city of Shebibi in the Empire of Thamazul on the 19th of Harvest/Nular (10th Month/Autumn) 1765).
Waking in the rubble a badly traumatized Solomon manages to survive on his own for two days and night amongst the ruins of a city decimated by a massive natural disaster and where all apparent semblance of law and order has vanished.
On 21 of Harvest/Nular Solomon meets Corvus.
The next day Solomon takes a tumble and finds himself in a smashed room with several corpses inside, clearly victims of the earthquake. On the bodies, Solomon finds both an ancient looking scroll, six black stones amongst other things. After a number of grueling trails and a great many near death experiences and a broken wrist for Solomon, both of them manage to escape both the ruins of the city, along with many other refugees, and made their way north deeper into southern Thamazul.
In the evening of 29th of Harvest/Nular (10th Month/Autumn) 1765, after some three day of travel, Solomon and Corvus sought lodging in a large roadside inn. During the night they were awoken to screams and discovered that some form of skullduggery was taking place.
A group of armed men appeared to be attempting to murder another traveler in a room down the hall from where our heroes were staying and Corvus and Solomon are attacked and unwillingly pulled into the fray as they investigate the noise. Torlin was also staying on the same floor of the inn and he too was attacked by the would be assassins. A lantern was then dropped during the melee and the inn caught fire.
.... Divided we Fall ....
"Survival in the rubble ... "