Brotherhood of Dragons
A finely dressed elven lady (Gilmirie) approaches the party and tries to hire them to guard 5 crates on a ship to Ashborne and then with a caravan to a small camp a days march to the north. This camp is the home base for a group called The Ratcatchers, who have been hired explore an ancient ruin within Mormeir Marsh. The crates contain what appears to be basic supplies for an expedition. This is a legitimate job.
They are told that there will be more work for them after this if they desire. Gilmirie is a member of the Council of Shadows.