All right, so just to keep everyone on the same page, I'll try and fill in what's happened with the characters so far.
Darthinian Smelchmonger: an Ordic-born sailor, traveller, swashbuckler, and general hooligan, formerly of the Ordic navy where he served as a scout in charting and exploring the various Scharde Islands and fighting the Cryxians they inevitably encountered. Class: Ranger. Played by Jamie Sweet.
Kerry Jackson: a native of the Cygnaran city of Corvis, where he was born into the privileged life of a well-to-do merchant family. He was well-trained as a merchant and was expected to continue the family trade, but he recently manifested the Gift of magic, and he opted to leave his family and not cause a stir by seeking a life of adventure for the time being, while he grapples with the implications of his new Gift. Class: Sorcerer. Played by Robby Spengler.
Robespierre Holderhek: A surly Rhulic man with a taste for adventure and a low tolerance for bullshit, Robespierre found he had an affinity for pistols in his homeland, and before long he found he could channel some magic through them. He told his family farewell and set out on a life of adventure to make a name for himself in the lands of mankind. Class: Gun Mage. Played by Laurie Frasier.
Grim Bloodscent: As good a hunter as ever came out of the Thornwood Forest, Grim Bloodscent has sought to emulate many of the Trollkin leaders of the United Kriels - he is following in the footsteps of Grim Angus (who he named himself after in homage) by seeking his fortune hunting the humans he finds so weak and distasteful, but he looks at Madrak Ironhide as the savior of the Trollkin race, as well as believing Hoarluk Doomshaper's rhetoric of the innate superiority of Troll blood over the dilluted stuff in other races' veins. He takes great delight in hunting down humans, the reward bounty being more of a consolation. Class: Ranger. Played by Chris Greenwood.
THE STORY SO FAR
Darthinian, Kerry, and Robespierre hired themselves on as mercenary guards on a caravan from Point Bourne East to Corvis. On the way they were attacked by Swamp Gobbers in the Widower's Wood near Corvis, but fended off the attack with minimal loss of goods. Robespierre was wounded badly and incapacitated, but the rest of the party made it all right.
They arrived in Corvis and were dropped off at the Cathedral of Morrow, where the kindly Father Dumas took them in and tended to their wounds. He told them that if they were looking for more work, the Captain of the Guard Julian Helstrom was usually hiring someone for something. They went to meet him the next day and he told them of a bounty of a Bridge Troll he'd had reports had been attacking citizens in the northern part of the city. The party searched for the Troll in question and finally found it when it leaped out from under a bridge. The fight that ensued was mercifully short when Kerry Jackson got off a shot with his pistol right between the eyes of the beast and felled it. They cut off the head and brought it back for the bounty, much to Captain Helstrom's surprise.
The next day they went to the compound of the Fraternal Order of Wizardry, which turned them away from entering. As they wondered what to do next, they were corralled and ambushed by a number of thugs with short swords and bows. They fought valiantly, but it looked bad until Grim showed up and started putting axe to mouth on some of the bandits. The remaining bandits were fended off, and the wounded party retreated to the Cathedral to seek aid from Father Dumas.
As he tended to their wounds, Father Dumas told them of a strange occurrence where he'd heard reports from around the city of grave robbers, and sent the party to investigate. They arrived outside the city walls at the small hamlet and set up camp for the night, watching over the graveyard to see if they could see anything.
That's about what I remember as the major points so far. As more characters get added and more events take place, I'll update them here.