The party members (Beiro, Burt, Indira, Radiant-Joy) started in Balic. They volunteered to assist the city watch in their efforts to assemble a civilian workforce in response to the destruction of the city’s automaton guardian. They were tasked to help Balic’s chief engineer Glebas repair the fallen machine. After a few scuffles in the city, the party was sent afield to try to track down a replacement “heart” for the machine from the factory where the original was built hundreds of years ago.
The factory was long ago buried deep under the silt. Fortunately a group of Suuriks (lizard folk) were able to direct the party to a series of dried up