Our heroes returned to the goblin fortified halls and were spotted. The goblins returned this time in full force including the hobgoblin king (Durnn) of the goblins and his hobgoblin bodyguards. They managed to pin them down in a narrow hall and even with the press of all the goblins they stood their ground and were not overrun. It was close though, and their lives were nearly ended. On the hand of Durnn they find one of the Hucrele’s signet rings, foreboding that one of the Hucreles has been captured or slain.
Exploring the surrounding rooms revealed a captive gnome, nearly starved to death named Erky Timbers. Incredibly thankful he offers his assistance to the trio and gives them some information about the secretive leader of the goblins. He is shadowy druid named Belak, keeper of something called the Gulthias Tree.
And then they find Calcryx, the white dragon wyrmling. She immediately attacks and kills Meepo the Kobold, her former keeper, but the others manage to subdue her and bring her back to Yusdrayl for their reward. It was a difficult struggle, but they manage to wrench the silver dragon key out of the mouth of the dragon behind Yusdrayl’s throne.
Now they have returned to the quieter goblin halls to see if any of the remaining adventurers can be freed. Something Durnn had said during the fight led them to believe that the evil druid Belak may have kept them alive. They pause outside a door buzzing with the gutteral voices of dozens of goblins on the other side, deciding what to do next.