Sammash Fastclaw was a cousin of Kasra, and thus was a distant cousin of Targoth—The name “Fastclaw” is a Dragonborn clan name, not a family name. This can be confusing to humans, who assume that two individuals sharing the same last name must be closely related; in actual fact, Dragonborn family names are rarely used.
Sammash journeyed with Targoth, Kasra and six tieflings to Bashar, where he had obtained a contract to steward a forest for logging. When their party was attacked by kobolds and ophidians, the tieflings all perished except one, named Iados, and Sammash disappeared. Kasra and Targoth carried the wounded Iados to Bashar, where they were met by the city’s constable, Druuk. Iados later died from his wounds, but Sammash, who had disappeared during the attack, turned up later that day with no severe injuries. Druuk assumed he had coordinated the attack on the party with the other lizardfolk and put him to death, despite the protestations of Targoth and Kasra, who later swore to avenge him and bring Druuk to justice.