Our heroes set off over the Wyrnan river in search of Ruth ir’Dhakaan. The tracks of the armies leads them north where rumours of Hobgoblins marauding the nearby villages start to emerge. Gawrin and Svarog manage to track down a nest of Hobgoblings, but after a brief ambush it turns out thet these were not the Hobgoblins the party was looking for.
Even further north they spot a hidden entrance to the dungeons beneath a ruined fortress that turns out to lead to Ruth ir’Dhakaans headquarters. After a long dungeoncrawl our esteemed heroes manage to kill Ruth ir’Dhakaan, rout the Hobgoblins, destroy the undead menaces that roamed the dungeon and rescue most of a number of prisoners the Hobgoblins had captured from the nearby city of Owls Pearch.
When returning the prisoners to Owls Pearch the characters receive a hearty welcome only to be driven off by an enraged mob later the same night. Apparently not all of the citizenry had left the feelings from the Last War behind. The characters were ferried off by a friendly citizen of the town and was taken down towards the Aundarian city of Wyr where they could report the destruction of the threat posed by Ruth ir’Dhakaan to Urik and hand over the letters they found on ir’Dhakaans body. These letters clearly indicated that the Hobgoblin had support from someone who called himself Lord Blood.