As a prelude to the Lost Mark trilogy, Matt Forbeck wrote Coming Home for Dragon magazine issue #330. The story tells of the founding of the town of Mardakine on the border of the Mournland.
- Kandler, a human fighter from Breland. Kandler was enlisted by his friend Mardak to help the Cryan start a new live near his old nation of Cyre.
- Mardak, a dwarven fighter who lost his nation of Cyre during the Day of Mourning. Mardak recruits his friends to help he and his fellow Cyrans find a new home.
- Burch, a male shifter and old friend of Kandler.
- Risintlo, a huge bear of a man who fought alongside Markdak during the Last War.