Escape from the Underdark
The events of the campaign began when five strangers awoke inside a cell in Erath Belan. They would quickly learn that they had been abducted by the drow and brought to the Underdark by means unknown to them. Those strangers were Elizabeth Black, Urgen, Althea Glanandel, Druev Myslavi, and Benni Shwazz.
They had been brought to Erath Belan to participate as unwilling gladiators during the Festival of Spiders. They were subjected to life-threatening combats, with respites between to restore their resources, and although they proved capable, prospects for survival looked grim as their opponents seemed innumerable. It was imperative that they escape before they fell in the arena, a process that Althea began when she picked the lock with a dagger she had secreted from the previous bout.