Sheriff Hemlock asks the adventurers to look into the Goblin raid, and it quickly becomes apparent that it was intended to cover something much more sinister. During the attack, someone exhumed and then stole the bones of Sandpoint’s last priest, Ezakien Tobyn, from the Sandpoint Boneyard. Goblins have never been known to do anything like this before.
Sheriff Hemlock introduces the adventurers to Shalelu Andosana, who informs the them that the local goblin tribes are usually too busy squabbling among themselves to cause too much trouble in the region, but it is clear that all five tribes were involved in the raid on Sandpoint. She is concerned that someone may have united and organized the tribes and that more attacks may be imminent. Because of this, Sheriff Hemlock has planned to go to Magnimar in order to secure additional soldiers to station at Sandpoint for a few weeks. In his absence, he asks the adventurers to maintain a public presence in the town to keep the towns populace at ease.
On the third day of Sheriff Hemlock’s absence, Bethana Corwin, an elderly halfling woman who works as a maid at the Rusty Dragon, approaches the adventurers and informs them that her employer, Ameiko Kaijitsu has gone missing. Bethana shows them a note, apparently from Ameiko’s older brother, Tsuto. Bethana is worried that Tsuto is up to no good and asks the adventurers to head over to the Sandpoint Glassworks as soon as possible in order to find out what has happened to Ameiko.