Their first armed conflict involved destroying a group of Qol, after the
They managed to get out only losing half their slave torch bearers and with only moderate injuries. The Chest of the Topaz God was retrieved, and they ended up with several thousand Kaitars worth of gems and Hru'u icons.
Everyone had a good time. They all said they would play again, and the notion of playing every year on his birthday came up. In other words a big success!
My compensation was wonderful: a bottle of good port (Graham's 10 Year Tawny Porto). I shared some with the players, most of whom had never tasted port.