Aryth 26, 999 YK
Baalondorus, the ancient black dragon, lands in Risia in the midst of a snowstorm. He leaves the party there with a very brief overview of the locations in their general vicinity, and flies away. To escape the cold they approach a nearby village, mostly comprised of something resembling giant yurts. The yurts belong to a clan of goliath nomads. They speak a language the party does not, though their chief, Kavaki Oreblood, speaks Common and offers them shelter.
While they tell their story to the chief, an alarm sounds and the goliaths being panicking. Frost giants from the west, who make frequent raids on the goliaths, are attacking. The party takes up arms with Kavaki and fight the attacking giants over a nearby gorge. When the fight is over, they take the spoils and return to the encampment.