As the group begins it's journey, each of you recognize the mentor you've had in town. This is the person who's taught you a few things and a skill or two as you've started your path. Rogar sees Father Rantal Prasst, the human cleric of Erastil wave at him, his background as a soldier and a cleric, helping to forge Rogar's way. Rabb sees her tiger companion leave the company of Olmira Treesong, the human druidess who some say has lost her mind. This morning before Rabb left for the ceremony, her mother told her that it was Olmira that had sent her on this quest, one of many odd tasks she's had Rabb do.
Xeno sees Guard Captain Gregor Wisslo, the human fighter who took Xeno under his wing and providing him with a bit of coin to buy some supplies for this quest. Wisslo gives Xeno a nod and places his fist across his chest, pride beaming from his face as his newest recruit leads this ragtag group of younglings out the village gate. Lein glances around and sees both Holgast the scatterbrained wizard who helped him forge his magic and Guardsman Golfond Kir, the man who honed his martial skills.
As the group is just about to step out the open town gate, Max hears the familiar voice of his sometime mentor, Moltus Vargidan, sorcerer, father of almost a dozen kids and quite possibly insane man. With his white hair all askew, Moltus says in his cracking high pitched voice, "Have fun storming the crypt!" He then cackles to himself, as one of his servants steers him back toward his home.
The group continues down the path presented by the map each person had put together. The path sends the group south through the Fangwood forest. Everyone knows that while the path is probably safe, it doesn't mean there won't be something dangerous here and there, so vigilance is probably a good idea.
((Each of you does have a mentor, well the base classes do, the others will sorta mix and match, the cleric is a former warrior so the warpriest makes pretty good sense. I assumed you all worked together to put the map together.))