Our first session began with the characters all arriving at the Gilded Lady, a tavern in northeastern Karrnath. As they each entered, they all saw each other and Bren ir’Gadden. This conjured a flashback to when they first encountered each other at the Tower of Saerun, four years before… on the Day of Mourning. They rescued Bren from a pair of dolgrims and their kruthik minions. Then they investigated the dragonmark that was uncovered beneath the tower, hearing some sort of prophecy.
Afterwards, they fought their way out of the tower, defeating a band of the Order of the Emerald Claw, led by a necromancer named Mallora. They then found themselves witness, firsthand, to the catastrophe of the Mourning.