The mage starts out the comic dirt-poor. She spends some of the last of her money getting a good robe for the interview with the head orc of the merc group.
The other members of the merc group are a female archer, and a half-orc that has anger issues.
Also the first job they have is to clean out a mine of a monster. Though it turns out that there were pair of them.
The newly hired mage has some problems with killing them, gets into an argument with the orc, but he talks her down and points out that she isn't like other mages who are very arrogant and hard to work with.