More than a dozen kobolds scurry in and out of sight throughout the cave. Screams, shouts, and cries of alarm reverberate throughout the torchlit hollow.
The Kobolds were ready and waiting inside their lair within the waterfall cave. The battle began and the party took a defensive posture near the cave entrance. This proved fruitful initially but then a second wave of Kobolds appeared, including their leader: the goblin Irontooth.
A harsh, bleating horn heralds the appearance of a burly, battlescarred goblin. Around him, kobolds scurry as if afraid to get too close. A great tattoo depicting a skeletal ram’s head marks this goblin’s face. He wears a wolf fur cloak and a chain shirt, and he wields a battleaxe in both hands.
The party was slowly defeating the Kobolds but the battle outcome was starting to look grim. As they started to retreat back outside, Irontooth took a running jump through the waterfall and landed menacingly on the outside.
As he approached closer, the party was greeted with most fortunate sight. Rogerus had emerged from the forest, having apparently sensed he was needed and cancelled his trip to see his father.
In the excitement, Scooter regained consciousness. With backup there to help, the battle turned in their favour.
Although Irontooth was able to deal some mighty blows, including a critical on Scooter, he was no match for the party. He was defeated. Upon receiving his deathblow he cried: “Kalarel and Lord Orcus, prepare my way!”
The party gained 178 XP each for defeating Irontooth and his Kobolds.On the bodies they found:
- 12 gp and 48 sp
- a battleaxe
- 14 spears
- 8 javelins
- 2 short swords
In the back of the lair was Irontooth’s treasure room containing a chest that they were able to open with a key found on Irontooth. There the party found:
- +1 Dwarven Chain Mail
- 420 gp
On Irontooth they also found a message scroll written in common and addressed to him from Kalarel. It read:
“My spy in Winterhaven suggests we keep an eye out for visitors to the area. It probably does not matter; in just a few more days, I’ll completely open the rift. Then Winterhaven’s people will serve as food for all those Lord Orcus sends to do my bidding.”