PCs were led in chains to Haldole and introduced to the fort commander, Sgt. Pepper. On their first night in town, they go to the bar, Rosie’s Cheeks, where Aloysius unsuccessfully hits on Rosie but does convince the barkeep that Jafreese will pay their bill when he next comes back. They learn Sgt. Pepper is looking for a “crack team” for special missions, and become highly motivated to be selected because they believe it will lead to their indentured service ending early.
The next day, they are tested against other groups of recruits and prove their worth. Sgt. Pepper asks them to look into a matter at the quarry, where they have uncovered some sort of ruin.