The party arrives safely in Lakeside. They are approached by a gate guard and after identifying them as not being goblins they are lead into the city and to an inn near the town center. The guard then brings the Mayor to interview the party.
After the mayor leaves the group is approached by an anxious adventurer (Alanna) wanting to know more about the troubles outside and if they have plans to leave the city soon. They group is cautious around her with their answers, not knowing who to trust in town.
Afterwards the party takes the corpse of Gavin to the local church of Dol Arrah. The priest Charles is in charge and is saddened by the loss of a friend. The group makes arrangements to return the next day to see if the priest knows what business Gavin may have been killed over.
While returning to the inn, the group catches glimpses of someone following them, but never discover who it is.
The next morning the group heads back to the church and talks to the priest and finds out that Gavin had been talking to a merchant named Derrek that ran a shop called the witches brew.
Cora and Javen ask around town and find that Derrek is known to have many shady contacts and that recently he has become very recluse, and no one has seen his family for several days.
Cora and Javen go to visit Derrek and find that a goblin has kidnapped his family and extorted the information about Gavin’s whereabouts so that they could ambush him. He knows the golblins are in the caves north of the town. Cora and Javen promise to attempt a rescue of the family members. Derrek provides Cora with two Cure light wounds potions to assist our attempt.
In the meantime, Trallis acquired two guard dogs (pupples and woofles) and started training them. While Erstatz is busy making some magical items.
Everyone regrouped at the inn and they recruited Alanna to go out in the morning and find this cave of goblins and attempt a rescue, and to hopefully find more answers.