Rough plot outline:
Over the past few seasons slaver bands have become more daring, even going so far as to penetrate into Mossflower territories to the North and the Kingdom of Southsward to the South.
In Southsward, Trandy the hedgehog comes home from spearfishing to find his wife Umbell and daughter Trimbee gone. He and his sons, Rumby and Dallow, make for the Southsward Plateaus and meet the squirrel Silfo, who is tracking his own wife, Sweetkin.
At this moment, a slaver gang comprising of Finch, Braggs and their latest cohorts, Saltclaw, Wellt, Groaty, Rimey, Bluetail and Grimfang, are pushing their way northward into the Great Desert toward the checkpoint-city Ara, complete with a haul of slaves. From there, they will head toward their ultimate destination: the slaving city of Ilbar on the Black Coast. Meanwhile, other slaver crews work the Desert, the Southern Mossflower Coast below Salamandastron (where the Juska dwell), and even as far as the Southern Branch of the River Moss! Many opportunities await ye, be ye Good or Bad...