The party banded together as a mercenary troop, and upset the military balance pretty badly. Their work for the Republic of Life ended badly, as their charge was killed, but the Republic cared little as they disliked the person they had sent. Their betrayal of Illian in the name of the Republic allowed the undead a foothold on the island nation and led to a great victory. They were then were hired as representatives of the Republic by D’Harna to rescue a Devil held in a Celesnian jail, a task that they pulled off with the help of a necromancer’s spell that uses bones as a medium of teleportation. They then returned to the Republic, where their true destiny began to unfold.