It is winter of the year 834 M.A. The Inquisitors started in Cairn Nuru, walking the southern wall with Lord Commander of Cairn Nuru, Sir Darron Lay. He expresses his opinion that the disappearing dwarves of little concern but gets little time to answer questions before an explosion knocks an enormous hole in the southern wall. Over a hundred imps, previously invisible, appear outside the hole and begin pouring in, while a blue-and-red portal materializes and disgorges another hundred imps along with an assortment of bearded and barbed devils. Sir Darron and the Inquisitors rush down off the wall but encounter some resistance at the base of the corner tower.
Some combat ensues, in which Vakel Riash is downed by imp poison and Jaron Williams is badly injured. Sir Darron tells the Inquisitors to escape the castle and warn the Masked Magi of the devil army; he then rushes off the assist his men in the defense. Vakel Riash soon regains consciousness but suffers serious injuries. The Inquisitors desperately fight a hole through the imps and escape on horses taken from the castle stables. As they leave, Jaron Williams and Vakel Riash see a crowned pit fiend-like creature watching them the walls. Unable to identify him, they ride off to catch up with Amekidos, who had already ridden away.
With Vakel Riash and Jaron Williams still in bad condition, the characters pause in the Kilechi Pass and soon get in a heated argument. Drawn by the noise, three wolves attack them, knocking Amekidos unconscious before the other Inquisitors defeat the creatures. Despite Jaron and Vakel’s poor attempts provide aid, Amekidos regains consciousness. With all three heroes badly injured. they decide to seek shelter and soon find a cave.
They barely get four hours of sleep before a horned devil, undetected by the characters, awakens them with a howl. Temporarily blinded by a spell from Amekidos, it flies away, presumably to inform the rest of the devils. The characters decide to move out of the pass and to the edge of the Ubadu Plains, only to discover two of their horses have been killed and the third run off. The several miles are crossed on foot without incident, and the characters spend the rest of the night in blissful slumber.
Feeling healed and refreshed the next morning, the characters begin the long trek across the Ubadu Plains. After a couple uneventful days, they chance upon a group of four soldiers from Kamuzu travelling to Cairn Nuru. At first suspicious, the soldiers accept the Inquisitors after seeing their mark but refuse to believe their claims that Cairn Nuru was attack. The soldiers ride on despite Jaron William’s best efforts to convince them otherwise.
Another couple of days passes without incident before the Inquisitors reach the outskirts of Kamuzu. A hunting party outside the city informs the group that a riot, led by the Followers of Tyr, is going on in the city over a new decree passed by the Masked Magi. They also say that the Masked Magi have ordered half the city guards moved to Enderon’s capital of Theridrarg, but are unable to explain why.
Moving into the city, the characters split up. Amekidos heads out on his own to find a tavern and, after a couple of hours and several illusion spells, manages to steal some silver pieces. Meanwhile, Jaron Williams learns that the Masked Magi have suspended the right to a trial for anyone arrested for treason, inciting the Followers of Tyr across all of Enderon. Vakel Riash, who decided to stay with Jaron and only understands Draconic and Primordial, does not figure this out.
With Amekidos still at the taverns, Jaron and Vakel go off in search of a bookstore. They find one pretty quickly. Jaron is looking for a book on Draconic so he can communicate more easily with Vakel Riash, but is unable to find one in the languages section of the store. Jaron and Vakel spend the next three hours searching for Amekidos before finding him the town square.
The town square is filled with protesting Followers of Tyr and some commoners, held back by most of the remaining local militia. Jaron spots two people who catch his eye in the crowd: one is a half-Orc among the Followers of Tyr who appears to be in a leadership position, and the second is a hooded man who seems to show some interest in the Inquisitors before disappearing down a side street. The characters chase after him but are unable to find him, and resolve to spend the rest of their daylight hours searching the city’s poorer district for him and anything else of interest.
Their search turns up no trace of the hooded man, but they do pinpoint a black market dealer and information broker and identify a small, nondescript building on the edge of town that the local commoners seem to treat with respect. Investigating the building, they discover it is a strange temple to an unknown god, populated by a few hooded men similar to the man they were looking for. At this point, Vakel wonders off on business of his own. After some initial friction with the hooded figures, Jaron and Amekidos learn that the temple is for the Many-Faced God, and his hooded followers are the Faceless Men. The temple, one of which can be found in many metropolises, grants the Many-Faced God’s gift: a quick and painful death for those who suffer in life. Somewhat disgusted, Jaron and Amekidos leave without learning anything more of this strange God or His Faceless Men.
Amekidos decides to search the city again looking for any fellow Tieflings. Meanwhile, Jaron goes off in search of Vakel, whom he finds in the same bookstore they’d visited before, holding a novel, “New Lands,” that is written in both Common and Draconic. Excited at the possibility of eventually being able to communicate with each other, Jaron and Vakel locate Amekidos, who was unable to find a single Tiefling anywhere in Kamuzu.
Already close to midnight, the Inquisitors decide to locate an inn, where they bed down for the night.