Our heroes start the day anew knowing one of the hostages is dead – Cartnicks was foolish enough to think he could overpower the ettercaps. Heading north with the remaining hostages, Sertanian and Zariska, the Antler-Thistle Six move into the next room. In this room, they find all sorts of rucksacks, furs, and bedrolls – most likely a barracks of some sort. Before heading in too far, Ruddick notices a silhouette of someone, or something, lurking in the shadows. Luckily, the shadow did not notice our party as they prepared to attack.
The hobgoblin, as the shadow appears, is taken by surprise. However, a guard drake also enters the fight. The party engages in a mighty battle with the lead hobgoblin fighting mightily. Both the hobgoblin and drake are slew within minutes. Before the party can head down the stairs, 4 mini hobgoblins appear out of the shadows, along with a larger hobgoblin archer!
Another battle ensues, as the mini goblins prove to be no match for the Antler-Thistle Six. The larger hobgoblin starts retreating down a spiral staircase, as our party pursues him. He takes hit after hit, and with a mighty blow from Aelar, he falls. Weapons are taken for party use, as well as possible monetary gain.
Our heroes have now entered the cellar…