Armed with a charter from the Sword Lords of Restov, the brothers set off to clear the Stolen Lands of bandits, and claim themselves a kingdom. They defeated a group of bandits threatening Oleg’s Trading Post and, working off intelligence from captured bandits, began exploring south of the outpost. Over a period of weeks they dispatched a giant spider, found a hidden treasure cache, discovered a long-abandoned gold mine, initially fought then established friendly relations with a band of kobolds, and even assisted their new allies in routing a band of mites.
Between forays into the Kamelands and Narlmarches, the brothers returned to Oleg’s to catch up on news from the north, and manage relations with another group of would-be adventurers, led by a somewhat mysterious Issian. After several successful treks to the south, the brothers were met and befriended by two other Rostlanders who’d come south after hearing about the charter, and the success that two individuals were having – success no one else had been able to produce to date.
Working as a team, the four braved the dense, trackless Narlmarches to find the camp from where bandits had been operating these many months, menacing Oleg’s, the trade roads, and the northern Stolen Lands. They attacked the camp from two directions, and through their coordinated effort were able to eventually, after a tough fight, dispatch all but one of the bandits, whom they took prisoner.