ZZ’Ditri, a young Dragonborn Paladin to Bahamut, was raised in an orphanage in the city of Fallsreach in the kingdom of Helmon. When he was considered a young adult, he and his group of friends decided to leave the orphanage and make their way in the world. His friend Arihan, a fellow Dragonborn and also cleric to Bahamut, had been offered a position at a temple being formed in the city of Dennon. So Zz’Ditrri, Arihan and their friends Lucan, Nebin, Redgar, and Soveliss set out by river barge to Dennon.
Though the first leg of the journey was uneventful, the barge picked up a shadow as they entered the lake. A ship of Orc Raiders had spotted the barge and began to pursue them in earnest. Realizing that they would never reach Dennon, the captain took a risky move and sailed the barge into Keg’s Marsh, as the Barge had a much lower draft than the ship that followed them. And though they did lose the Orc Raiders, the ship ran aground anyway, Stranding them in the marsh.