Having rested and recuperated in the steam room, the New Heroes continued farther into the Hearth Grove to clear out the rest of the invading goblins.
They found their way into a small chapel area, where a goblin seemed to be giving some sort of speech, and they quickly dispatched of him and his audience, but not before learning that some of these goblins now had bottles of alchemical toxins to throw at them! Fargrimm, with the help of Verdan’s spiritual companion, held them off while the rest of the group picked them off at distance.
Across the hall, they found the barracks, where several goblins were sleeping. They stormed the room, but not before one of the goblins was able to mount his wolf (who was sleeping at the foot of the bed), and the rider almost made it back out of the Grove, but Silence was able to slow him enough that the group caught up and defeated him.
On their way out, they ran into a returning raiding party, and quickly dispatched them as well.
Once back in Westfall, they collected their money from Birian Iliador and headed back to the Mended Drum to see if there was any more work to be done.
When they got there, they met a Githzerai Avenger named Kelseir, and while getting to know their new friend, the Inn was attacked by a group of kobolds from the basement, which the group quickly dispatched.
The bartender, a solemn man named Talbot, asked if they wouldn’t mind checking the basement for more of the creatures, and they found a grate to the sewer below the city open, which they descended into to make sure all was safe.
As it turned out, there were a lot more kobolds down in the sewer. Led by a kobold rat master, the small creatures attacked the party and nearly killed both Anna and Kelseir before the heroes were able to finish off the small reptilians. They decided to head back up to the inn for a rest before plunging any farther into the sewers.