An angry Dawn, Harold, Geoff, and Bilgar leave the town of Triboar battered and defeated. While they consider their options of giving up or facing a second defeat they come across a mysterious figure on the road, a member of the Grey Cloaks who only goes by “Traveler”. He shares his quest of defeating a monster, the shambling man, who has been eating livestock and even attacking farmers. The party come to an accord, they will help Traveler defeat the shambling man if he helps them exterminate the goblins and gain revenge on Frida Greatheart.
With a new fire in their hearts the new fellowship make their way back to the goblin hideout. On the way they are ambushed by two wargs with goblin riders. The wargs attack with stealth and precision however, their plans fall apart as one of the wargs (the survivor of the parties previous attack) breaks from the attack formation to attack Harold. The warg tried to take revenge for the toll that Harold’s necromantic magics had taken but thanks to the newest party member, and a heroic display of warg riding from Bilgar, the wargs were defeated.
The party decides on a new angle of attack and sneak through a hole they had created in the roof of the tunnels. This attack starts nearly as bad as the last. Bilgar is trapped in a room alone with two Hobgoblins and his unconscious body is thrown into a fireplace. Desperate to rescue the endearing gnome Geoff and Traveler break down the door and the rest of the party quickly turns the tide. They revive Bilgar but one hobgoblin escapes to warn others.
Thanks to a well cast light spell from Harold the ensuing battle quickly turns to a slaughter as the goblins are trapped in the corridor and picked down from a distance. Overconfident, Dawn chases the hobgoblin hoping he’ll lead her to revenge against the one who exiled her from her home; Harold follows, ever a supporter of overconfidence. The two are shot down by more goblin re-reinforcements. Geoff and Bilgar find themselves unable to help their downed comrades as they are locked in a bloody stalemate with two goblins in the narrow tunnels. Traveler once again comes to the rescue, killing the hobgoblin and scaring the other goblins into fleeing.
After seeing glimpses of some mysterious (and creepy) worship rooms the party retreats to a safe room and uses their last healing potion to revive Harold. With Dawn still unconscious they prepare themselves for the inevitable counterattack