The party left Cordal on a ship destined for Espoir, a fiefdom in the Western Lands. They were told the trip would take nearly two weeks, during which they would be sailing along the Northern Coast, past the small town Pelor’s Hope. Here the beacon of the lighthouse signified the end of what is known as the Civilized Lands, and it was only shortly thereafter that the wind began to pick up.
Soon, the winds turned into an all out storm at sea, and by helping the crew, the heroes managed to save the ship from crashing against the rocky shore, but during the ordeal, Melisandra the wizard was washed overboard by one of the massive waves crashing against the hull. Had it not been for the swift actions of her traveling companions, the wizard would have surely perished in the angry sea.