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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 25, 2021
Brothers Erik and Befel Eleodum decide to travel east to find riches and fortune. They have decided every year their father's farm yields fewer profits and more work. The brothers come to the conclusion it is best to leave their family in the hopes of obtaining enough money to save their family's farm that has belonged to the Eleordums for generations. Befel makes the decision to include their cousin Bryon in the trip to Finlo, which does not sit well with Erik since there was only money for two.
In Finlo the three Eleodum's are forced to stay on the outskirts of town. All accommodations are filled with young men also searching for fame and fortune, by also joining the army for a three-year enlistment. The three men are leery of going off to fight and kill men they have never met. The discover the Agent of Fen-Stevock arrives at the Inn and informs the 40 +invited mercenaries of a quest the Lord of the East has assigned him to locate willing men to search in an obscure dwarf town for a document of lineage hidden in the treasure room of Orvencrest, a location long lost even to the original dwarf dwellers. Their reward after obtaining this document that holds sentimental value for his master (?), they can keep whatever treasure they find in the room. The Eleodums know they are not soldiers or mercenaries but they hope to be hired as porters and therefore maybe being able to obtain enough of the treasure to save their families' farms.
They are hired by Vander Bim, a retired sailor, his fellow traveler Switch, a former thief, drake, and three dwarfs, Nafer, Turk, and Demik who also join Vanders group. From here it is mystical creatures they encounter, many blood-thirsty men who will stop at nothing to obtain the treasure, and Erik's discovery that he has an untapped source of magic and is able to see beyond the veil of what is little known to common man.