Their loot in haul, Moa, Rakitti, Wrothgar, and Zandrack had to decide what to do. A task that proved far harder for them than it had for Elwyn. After some debate on what to do about this, they made busy, taking measures to hide their trove until they could return for it, then ran for the town, hoping to arrive before the impending army of Hobgoblins arrived.
“Elwyn” meanwhile, had already ridden ahead to warn the town, and spotted the hobgoblin leader Muvrum making off with Karlia and Kittal. Urging Goliath onward, she pursued them into the fields beyond the town.
His Her chase would be aided by a strange black wolf that appeared as if out of nowhere. Yet as she drew close, Muvrum fought back, and ultimately tumbled off her mount into a chasm, dragging Elwyn and Kittal along with her.
As the rest of the party charged forth to intercept Muvrum’s army, Wrothgar gave his war-cry, summoning the army of Spirits that fought at his side, and a great battle ensued.
[As I didn’t directly participate, another player will have to write it]
Elwyn came to in time to spot Muvrum with Kittal. Muvrum challenged Elwyn, offering to spare Kittal if they agreed settle it in honorable combat. Elwyn gave her conditional word, and after seeing to Kittal’s well-being, faced the spearwielder. Muvrum cast aside her glaive, and the two faced off. Their duel was fierce, and Alwen did all he could to best the hobgoblin’s spear use. The battle seemed to be in a deadlock, when Muvrum scored a heavy blow to Elwyn’s side. Muvrum followed with ruthless precision, driving the paladin to one knee, and prepared to make the final blow as the paladin fought to stand.
Yet as Muvrum prepared to claim her foe’s life, she was skewered by her own glaive, for Kittal, who had been watching up to that point, had retrieved the fallen weapon and made one last ditch attempt to save his would-be rescuer. The hobgoblin uttered an unintelligible curse, then fell at the boy’s feet.
The two took time to recoup before climbing out of the drop. When they emerged, they were glad to find Karlia had been rescued by Boken, a mysterious barbarian who stated he “had been in the right place at the right time”. The group reunited, and Doverum (after confirming Karlia was fine) thanked Elwyn for
his her efforts to rescue the children.