- Olwick, Eladrin Swordmage
- Darth Machismo, Githzerai Monk
- Dave, Deva Invoker
- Dread, Shardmind Bard
- Jym, Human Cleric of Pelor
- Stark, Warforged Artificer
- Oromis, Warforged Runepriest
- The Stonemarch, a mountain range west of the Nentir Vale
- Timbervale, a small logging community near the mouth of Stonefang Pass
- Stonefang Pass, former dwarf trade route through the Stonemarch
Interested in raising expedition funds, the party has taken a job from a local count to assist the Glintshield clan of dwarves in clearing the Stonefang Pass so that it can be used for trade between the town of Timbervale and the lands beyond the Stonemarch. Brave adventurers were needed to rid the pass of monsters and liberate Stonefang Keep, the former home of the displaced Glintshield clan, from vicious orcs and their mysterious allies, the Stonechain dwarves.
Upon arriving in Timbervale, Dread and Dave got the details of the assignment from the leaders of the Glintshield clan. They were to rid the pass of monsters and liberate Stonefang Keep, the former home of the displaced Glintshield clan, from vicious orcs and their mysterious allies, the Stonechain dwarves. The party also met the dwarf maiden Hadara, who asked that they find the matching sending stone lost in the evacuation of the pass.
After drowning some vicious hippogriffs and leaving their bodies to carnivorous archerfish, the party was able to rest in a relatively quiet spot along the pass. They were awoken very early by encroaching carrion crawlers, and dispatched a clutch of gricks in time for breakfast.