The story begins relatively open; you are riding in a cart, heading towards the city of Amery, in the nation of Murnica.
The reason may be up to you. Perhaps you want to join the Ironwood Company, the local mercenary guild. Maybe you are seeking glory in the colosseum battles. You could be looking for specific wares, or it could simply be wunderlust.
Either way, you find yourself riding in this cart with a grouping of strangers, foreign to each other. For hours.