It began in Argad. A meeting of heroes, well they were not heroes at the time but they would become such. Tearfalen the wandering mercenary, Nima the stablehand, Korrick the grizzled warrior and Ryjal of the order of Arnor. They were brought together by one thing, the Child of Flame.
His name was Jakob and he was the daughter of Martha in Argad, or so they called themselves. Martha was in fact the Princess Aleena who had gone missing 12 years before with her young son. He had evidenced great powers even at his birth and she had feared that the order of Arnor would sieze him for there own purposes. So she fled. Unfortunately as time progressed his powers grew and became difficult to hide, hunters were sent to Argad to retrieve him. Ryjal was amongst these, though he knew not the purpose behind his mission.
The companions, ended up battling the mage Kevin; a renegade of the order of Arnor, or so it was believed and his lord Sarin. They valiantly defeated those who pursued the child.
It was then that Talon, warrior of the Tribes entered the scene. He was on a mission, a quest if you will. The shaman of his tribe had sent him to recover Jakob, for he claimed to know the purpose of his powers. To free the Verishnakt of fire who had been imprisoned. Fenair, the aforementioned Verishnakt of Fire had been holding back a horde of monsters from the north and the tribes would soon be overrun.
Bravely the adventures traveled hundreds of miles into the Wilds, defeating many fierce foes. They entered the Temple of Fenair and battled the twisted minions of Carrum the Verishnakt of air, commonly known as the Cruel Wind. The Verishnakt was freed though he was greatly weakened. Jakob was much changed in the process, only responding to the name Arnor afterward. The companions were each granted a boon by Fenair and then transported back to Argad.
They had hoped that the struggle was over.
It was only the beginning