As Father Zantus is about to offer the consecratory prayer during the Swallowtail Festival in the town of Sandpoint to dedicate the newly finished Sandpoint Cathedral, the town is attacked by goblins. A group of local adventurers is able to help blunt the attack and drive the goblins off. In so doing, they earn the gratitude of Mayor Kendra Deverin, the town, and save the life of Magnimarian noble Aldern Foxglove. Aldern thanks the adventurers for rescuing him by taking them on a boar hunt.
A few days after the attack, the adventurers discover a goblin raider hiding in a local home. It had been trying to escape since the raid, but the family dog had terrified it enough to keep it from venturing too far from the child’s closet it had burrowed under. The father of the home makes the unfortunate mistake of investigating the hole with his head and upper torso… which does not end well for him. The adventurers remove the goblin, and the remaining family members move to Magnimar, leaving the home to the adventurers to use as their new Headquarters.