Akkra, Ash wandering the King’s Road of the Nentir Vale come across a peculiar sight. A burning building out in the landscape. Upon investigation the heroes quickly dispatched, what turned out to be, Iron Circle brigands attempting to extort taxes from a local woman. The two with a recent acquaintance Xune, a drow thief…though for some odd reason rather trustworthy, ventured into the town of Harken and quickly found a few more brigands at the inn, who they quickly dispatched as well. Things around here may start to become a bit uncomfortable for these Iron Circle bandits.