A long time ago in a realm far, far away….
The Realm is on the brink of civil war. The Freehavens are trying to monopolize trade and are forcing cities into oppressive trade agreements. Many cities have complained about the high taxes and trade restrictions in the Gathering of lords but the influence of The Freehavens in the gathering is too big. Their latest victim is the harbor city of Mescalina. The Freehavens have placed a blockade on the city of Mescalina to force the city to sign the trade agreement. Mescalina is prepared to launch a war against the Freehavens and is gathering support abroad and is trying to incite former cities to rebel, bringing civil war to the Realm. The triumvirate of exalted Lords have asked the Order of Údar to find a solution or compromise to the crisis.