While making their way through the Berean desert, our heroes were overcome by a sandstorm and became separated from Uthal. In the swirling winds, they fought off a swarm of Kruthik and saved a man who had been wounded by an arrow.
The man took him to the camp of dark humans called the Admullawi, where their leader, Zalbag, recognized Memphis as the one who trained him and ultimately helped him gain his position as their chief. In thanks he lavished various gifts upon the party, and asked that they join him on a raid of one of the walkers that trundled through the desert carrying tourists to Lost Wages.
As they caught up with the metal giant in the sandstorm, the raiders latched on with grappling hooks and boarded the walker. As it turned out, there were no tourists and easy pickings this time – it was loaded with various guards and mercenaries as a trap for the raiders.
After several minutes of hard fighting and the loss of several Admullawi, the walker was eventually seized and looted. Some of Zalbag’s men found Uthal in the desert, and the party took the walker as their transportation and proceeded on to their destination at Secoria’s crossing.