Upon coming to the Veripole, the party meets their recruiter Mal. He takes them into a training room, where they party is to work on fighting techniques. They end up fighting and defeating 6 dire rats to Mal’s approval.
The party goes to the Dragon’s Nector, a local tavern in the commerce district of the capitol, after their first day as recruits. They order a few drinks and get to know each other better. Mal joins them half way through their drinking/socializing.
When the leave the tavern, the group is harassed by another set of recruits. Mal informs them that they will be sparring that group of recruits the next day.