The adventure begins with the party locked in serious debate with over how to prepare for the coming siege. Talking with Sir Oakley the group learns that Clan Bloodspear will likely take a direct approach and smash through the front gates. Sir Oakley suggests a sortie be issued in order to prevent Clan Bloodspear’s spearhead vanguard from testing the defenses of the Abbey.
The party then began to be discussed over what they could be facing out in the battlefield. Trevon showed his inexperience with large scale warfare seeking only to focus on what he knew would be on the battlefield instead of what was a possibility. Thus, confusing logistics with conjecture. In the end the party agreed to lead the sortie with a group of cavaliers. Their primary mission was to push the first wave back, while their secondary mission was to scout ahead. Before they left though they had Hurly sealed away in a wall, to prevent him from being broken out.
For their upcoming mission the party was allowed to choose two companions capable of assisting them in the function of the mission. After some debate the part chose two seemingly capable companions and set out. They met first contact midday when they encountered a small group of orcs and Troll-orcs. The party soon learned that these warriors are fierce indeed. After a defeating their enemies on the field the party found some siege engines and planned an aerial offensive. Unfortunately for the group they were incapable of damaging even one of the engines. Oddly enough though one of the towers did fall over, what could have been the cause is anybodies guess.
Realizing that the Bloodspear army could be upon them soon the group retreated to the safety of the Abbey to re-plan. Once inside, the group began to disperse to seeking to provide some assistance where they could. Trevon received a transmission from Count Marrick, who was unhappy with the group for not listening to his demands earlier. Trevon after managing to placate him, received a surprise when Varrius interrupted the conversation. Varrius offered the group a deal, he would send them supplies and some helpful assistance, if they helped him retrieve a broken sword interred with a fallen Paladin. Not wanting to break into a tomb and steal the sword, and not trusting Varrius, the party went to the head Paladins with the request. At first the Paladins were against it, believing Varrius was planning on using the sword to some how hurt the order, but after delegations with the group they changed their mind.
Re-opening communications back up with Varrius, Oliver took over delegating with the chubby man in order to get a better deal. The party wanted more assistance, at first Varrius was extremely reluctant to send another person, instead he would offer more free gear after the sword was delivered to him. All of a sudden though he changed his mind and made the deal with group. Just then two female Shadar-kai appeared in the room. When the party questioned them one refused to talk and the other simply stated that she would help and then take the sword. After that exchange the party was given some valuable items.