The group is able to track down the goblins and decides to engage without much planning, despite having the element of surprise. This results in Merewen Elensar becoming a pincushion and Milgram Wigglefingers getting a badger thrown in his face. In spite of this folly, the group manages to route the goblins and dispatch those that try to flee… well, except for the mage, who casts a spell to run really fast and flees early. Merewen and Lady Raviaries ride after the mage, but it’s Gwium that actually finds him and captures him. Gwium and Luna play good-cop/bad-cop and find out that Xzarm the goblin was delivering the prisoners to a dwarf he referred to as “Deathbeard” who was going to pay 50g a head.
Merewen examines the goblin’s coinage and discovers that it is fairly new and it was minted in Sighing Mountain, her hometown. Meanwhile, Gwium gives Raviaries the book to be destroyed. As she’s about to strike it with a smite-evil, Milgram lunges in and snatches it away, rescuing the evil Vecna book from destruction, claiming it should be saved and not destroyed. As a compromise, the book is given back to Gwium for safekeeping. Xzarm also revealed that the potions the group salvaged were a mix of hide from animals and pass without trace, as well as one potion of barkskin. Milgram took the grey bag of tricks (4 charges left this week) and the arcane scroll.
The group hurries to the meeting place where Xzarm was supposed to sell the captives, and find dwarves hanging about the ruined tower. Luna attempts to sneak about at night, but is spotted. Cool under pressure, she bluffs the dwarf guards into thinking she’s a traveler wanting to the stay the night. One guard goes to ask his boss, but returns and lets Luna in. He creeps her out, though, and Luna tells him she needs to get her things as an excuse to exit the structure.
When Luna does not return, the dwarves send one of their number out, along with a hellhound. The hellhound tracks down the party’s camp and attacks, but the power of Lilliana cows it into submission. Milgram drinks the potion of barkskin taken from the goblins. The group heads over to the right side of the building and Luna once again is spotted as she attempts to get into a striking position. The group takes down the guards quickly though, and now they have a way inside…