While traveling to Neverwinter to stand trial, Demetri Brandis & Aleron Chevalier stopped into the city of Loudwater. There they chanced upon the company of the curmudgeonly pirate Kurkossa, the goliath warrior known as Poe, and the dwarven mage apprentice Murdock Duerdorn. The group drove out a company of slavers that had been taking advantage of the city and traveled together to Neverwinter.
Demetri was charged with the murder of an alleged Harper Agent, however there was not enough evidence to convict him and he was instead charged only with burglary. Demetri and the rest of the group was charged with a month of service at the Wall in southern Neverwinter.