The group assembled at Expeditionary Square to begin a Great Expedition after the recent drawing of the curtain. As a squad newly out from training you, you stood out amongst the more experienced Expeditionaries.
Another squad consisting entirely of dwarfs noticed you, and a cocky young dwarf dressed in newly pressed armour made a bet with you for 100gp that he could collect more artefacts than you. A couple of your group also made a deal with a rather well-dressed but nonetheless dirty orc to gather some NightSpot mushrooms for his kitchen.
You all refused the blessing of the Augurtars, and one of your group, a paladin of a shunned god, insulted them.
After receiving your bag from the Attendants, you set out into the desert.