This is a good adventure for someone who is newly arrived in Dereth.
Have you been out to see the old Holtburg Redoubt? It's directly south of the Scriveners, on a hill. I believe the coordinates are 40.4N 34.5E.
Back in the year 6, the Tumeroks were still strong around here, and laid siege to the town. Most of the population holed up - and were slain - in the Redoubt, but the children escaped, thanks to the planar mage Celcynd.