After much parlay and quick thinking, the halfling thief talked the ghost knight Sir Keegan Belloc out of his magic sword Aeceris, Which Doth Bleed Innocent Blood, .
The party descended a circular stair to find a squad of Hobgoblins awaiting them. The slaughter was immense. Found amongst the private effects of the Hobgoblin Warchief:
Greetings from the depths of Koshtra Belorn… I have an offer to make you. If you should capture and humans, elf-lovers or otherwise that you do not have any immediate use for, we are eager to buy them. We have allies amongst the dark dwarves beneath Thunder Mountain who are in need of slave stock. If you have any interest in my most honorable business proposal, send an envoy back to me. My messengers will show the way.
Captain Krand of the Bloodreavers
(On the table there is also a fanciful map of Winterhaven drawn to depict in invasion of Hobgoblins supported by Undead Legions.)
Also plucked from the body of the fallen foe, the paladin Myrrsal claimed the mighty shield the Hobgoblin Chief had carried. Myrrsal’s Shield of Protection