The morning of the 16th day of Hightale came too early our heroes. As the rays stabbed through the eladrin barracks Griffo knew that there was only one way to way to end this misery…well two but Griffo didn’t feel like dying today. As Griffo searched some water Mort had another idea, just keep drinking. Soon Griffo came back with a bucket of well water and Mort was busy drinking out of unfinished tankards. Perion inspired by last nights antics started writing an epic ballad. Abderus seemingly still asleep mumbled something about how Hermes hates lightning, which Griffo took note of. Soon the eladrin soldiers were awake and begrudgingly ready to get on with there day. The eladrin thanked the party such a great party and apologized for their mistrust earlier.
Mort suggested breakfast should be the party’s next time which Griffo whole-heartedly agreed. Zarn mentioned the Sunshine Skillet known for its ample ‘Great Wallop’. The Sunshine Skillet’s head cook, Casandra, welcomed her visitors with a warm greeting and told them to get comfortable. Griffo having smelled the rich aromas for many blocks shook Casandra’s hand for what he knew would be one of the best meals of his life. During breakfast Zarn mentioned to the rest of the party that a cavern northwest of Wiadale may have some crystals that would serve as reagents in ritual to help Wiadale’s crop production. He thinks that if the party can retrive them then with Elisandra’s help Wiladale will survive the winter with abundant grain and other core crops. While understanding the people of Wiadale’s dilemma Griffo feels that The Storm Legion is more needed back in First Work to take care of prior engagements. He mentions that it is nothing personal against the fine folk of Widale but that he has more of a vested interest on the problems of his home plane. Abderus makes the point that Silvermont is not going anywhere, which Griffo counters that the same can be said of Widale. Just when an arguement is about to explode Zarn mentions that he is sure that Vorald will pay them well. Thus the decision is made to help Widale and search for these crystals. Breakfast and conversation over, Griffo pays for the parties meal and gives Casandra a nice tip for her excellent food.
Once breakfast is finished Zarns says they should seek an audience with Vorald with their proposition. On the way to the Great Hall Abderus mentions that he has some business to take care of and will join the party shortly. Once in the hall the party sees Vorald speaking with some other eladrin, Zarn says that in a moment they shall have a chance to talk to him. Having none of it Griffo interjects himself into the conversation while Zarn hastily apologizes and tells Vorald that they would like to speak with him. Zarn relays the parties terms and potental benefits to Widale. After some consideration Vorald says that he could inscribe a set of special tattoos onto the party which will help any ally in need (tatoo?). At this point Abderus returns with a warhammer for Mort, when Mort asks how he could afford it Abderus points to his banner. Once the Storm Legion agrees to these terms Griffo talks to Aleth, a solider that Vorald said might have some information about goblin tactics and ways to avoid big patrols.
Itchy for action and noting that this cavern is half a day away Mort states that it is time to go. So the party sets out to this crystal cavern with Mort on point to sniff out any goblins and Abderus not too far behind with Hermes. After trekking through the woods and Zarn getting tired of the many questions that Griffo is asking about the local flora and fauna(not so much tired of explaining it as Griffo’s short attention span) Mort notices a goblin patrol up ahead…but they do not notice the party yet.
Zarn begins to say that this would be a great time to use a diversion and sneak past the hoard when Mort screams, “GOBLINS!!!! DIE!!!” charges in and starts slaughtering goblins. In the next instant Abderus is flown over with Griffo and he manages to smack down the boss while the patrol is still surprised. Perion shrugs his shoulders and starts running toward the rest of the party noting who will need his aid first. The goblins waste no time retaliating. The boss goblin muttered some obscenities so vile that Mort and Abderus forgot their defenses which allowed the rest of the hoard to cut into them. A warrior goblin notices two bee hives and uses his spear to drop one, letting lose an angry swarm of fey bees on Griffo and Perion. Spells are slung, swords clash, inspiring words are sung, and soon the battle is over. The two warriors who are left make a break for it. But Griffo and Mort are having none of that, Griffo is pissed off from the many bee stings he received and lets lose a clap of thunder that bloodies the warrior on impact. Meanwhile Mort has closed in on the other with a charge and Abderus let’s lose a volley of arrows. Soon no goblin is left alive. The Storm Legion gathers up the valuables, which include a black pearl and some silver. After this vicous fight Griffo decides he hates goblins worse then kolbolds and says they made the right choice. Perion plays he epic ballad that was written this morning which prepares the party for the next battle. Abderus seems more effected by these words, the party can see he is ready to cut into all enemies that enter his path.