Mayor Pratt the Younger, looks upon the group with a grim, serious visage. His fellow Council members are also very subdued and serious.
"We are working at distributing the weapons which you recovered from the smuggling operation among our new allies the Triton and the Merfolk. The Lizardfolk will not be participating in the attack because the number of fighting….ah…..men…for lack of a better term, is too small to make an effective unit. However, they have suggested that we send a sortie to gather information and probe the Saurian defense. The Council has volunteered you mighty heroes, the saviors of Oakhart and we hope the saviors of Orlane, for this vital mission! We know that you can succeed despite the dangers. You have brokered peace with the Lizardfolk. Smashed the smuggling operaton that was plaguing our town and now you need to turn your attention to the final enemy: the Saurian."
"The Council is prepared to offer you a letter of credit for five thousand pieces of gold in return for the successful completion of your task. As always, you may keep any valuables you acquuire in the lawful execution of the Council's declaration against these hateful Saurian, who are clearly a threat to the peaceful folk of the area. Namely the Confederation, Triton, Merfolk and Lizardfolk. The objective of this sortie is fourfold:
1) Determine the strength of the Saurian force including their lieutenants, leaders etc. While we appreciate their ability to "merge" their forms, there has to be a command structure and exceptional individuals, much like yourselves.
2) Locate important areas within the lair. Where do the warriors quarter? Officers and other leaders?
3) Discover any significant defensive measures, where there are traps, areas defended against attack, etc.
4) Discover how advanced the Saurian preparations are and when they might launch their attack."
Here Mayor Pratt falls silent and his gaze, along with that of the Council, falls upon the group….