North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene III - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 12th day, 992 AC)
Several darts flies to the 2 goblin warriors, and many hit. Agnja, Dim, Lucius and Taradain shoots are absorbed by armors or shields, but Gabriel, Bofar and Talla manage to wound the goblins.
Yet what really stops them is a spell from Gila, which drops the two goblins from their wolves.
Elwyn, Petrus and Arkan rush toward them and the wolves growl but run away. Juvlak and Bonth lead you down too.
Eventually you have captured Thorn, the goblin chief, and five of his warriors. One more goblin awakes from Blago's magical slumber and run away with his wolf. All the other wolves have escaped.
"Good news is we are really a formidable force, now 18 strong - Juvlak says - bad news is now the Nighstalkers will send an army to hunt us".
"Thank for your aid - Elwyn says when you approach, while Petrus and Arkan tie the prisoners - we were probably doomed without you. Dorn, it is you?"
Elwyn is happy to see a fellow cleric from Threshold, and Petrus and Arkan are happy and surprised to see Lucius, Bofar, Taradain and Dim, and Kesh later when you return near the horses where you left the gnome cleric and Karto.
Elwyn explains she was sent by Baron Sherlane to Eltan's Spring, a small town north east of Threshold, to search for a party of slavers who had attacked isolated farms in the region. Elwyn had hoped to find allies or at least informations among the Nightstalkers goblins, as she knew they had good relations with Highforge, and was surprised and dismayed to see that they are instead mobilizing for war and hostile.
"The party of slavers we are hunting is commanded by a woman cleric who has humans, kobolds, goblins and thouls among her followers", Arkan says, looking meaningfully at you.
You suddenly remember two years ago, with Retameron, Cardia and Sam in Antilles Castle! You met a woman cleric, apparently not hostile, but Retameron suspected she was indeed up to something.
"No time to chat staying still - Juvlak says - we have to interrogate the prisoners and then move quickly!".
"I can befriend one of them with magic", Agnja says.
"That would be useful - Bonth says - but we should also talk normally with this Thorn, hearing what he has to say".
"Nothing good, probably.." Juvlak comments bitterly.