Five strangers all woke up in the same place, all wearing a similar amulet (that they couldn't) take off, and unable to remember everything. After staggering along, they were attacked by groups of creatures that turned to sand when hit. Although they looked human, or at least humanoid they appeared mindless and unorganized.
At one point the battle began to become overwhelming, the sand creatures continued to pour into the room and altough the five strangers were fair at holding them off, they were not at the hard part yet. Suddenly a wall colapsed, revealing three creatures that were hulks compared to everything else. Well over eight feet tall, these hulks started the push towards the prey.
As if my some miracle, a stray group of paladin from Sybil Court, found their way to the five strangers. They used divine magic to repel the beasts long enough for everyone to escape. After being brought to the center chamber of Jueno (they city they learned they were in) and told it was safe do to magical barriers, the strangers rested.
But events did not unfold quite so easily for the strangers. During the night, one of the paladins that helped them, Sir Krogan, began to act unusual and strange. Before it was all over with, a secret passage was found in the chamber. Once in, past a broken crystal wall and what appeared to be the remains of a ritual there was a sword (zelda style) placed inside of a stone.
Everyone attempted to retrieve the sword, but seemed repelled before they could reach it. Everyone except Sir Krogan. He acted as if it was a gift from the gods, and the pulled the sword out.
At these point, things got hazy again for the five strangers. What happened to Sir Krogan at that point can hardly be described. All that can be clearly remember is that he was surrounded by a shadow cloak and then attacked. The strangers all fell under the influence of the cloak, unable to respond and strangly unharmed afterwards. The compainion of Sir Krogan did not fair so well. Luke (the white pally) was found just at the entrance tunnel, at least most of him. At later Thomas (the young pally) was found wounded and dying.
On his last breaths he warned the five strangers that Krogan was not him self, a danger, and must be stopped. They then navigated through a series of underground sewers until they finially escape the city.
traveling north along a rode, they come across an empty inn. The five strangers took advantage of the situation and rested up, resupplied there. They search the area and found severa things of interest. Upon night fall they bared the doors and windows, preparing for the worst…