Jasper's main ambition was to set up an engineering firm to build "marvels" for the temples of the Empire. These were special effects statues that could use water or air pressure to move, leak various fluids, make noise, etc. (based on the real-world …
The party rescued Burris in Arden Vul.
Smantha is a former goatherd and tavern wench. She followed Burris and his party into the ruins of Arden Vul, where they were all promptly captured by the mad Druid's baboon guards. Smantha was in the process of being sacrificed to the outlawed god …