Shrug was approached at a bar in Ravengo and was asked to meet with his old commander, centurian Merrik in Lepidstadt. The asked him to talk with Helpn at the Lion's inn. Before he could make it to Lepidstadt, some gnomes rushed the Shrug and attempted to take the note from him. Shrug was able to retain the note but was unable to learn any more about why the gnomes attacked. Shrug did find they were in possession of weapons from his old troop.