For one reason or another, a small group of adventurers have been hired on to escort a wagon of supplies from the city of Neverwinter to the small town of Phandelver and their road is the Triboar Trail.
They were hired by the dwarven entrepreneur Gundren Rockseeker inside Neverwinter. As soon as the logistics were handled Gundren and his companion Sildar Hallwinter speedily left for Phandelver on horseback. The PCs will be on foot escorting a horse-drawn wagon over a 70-mile voyage.
Our party consists of:
Devan, a dwarven cleric of Marthammor Duin and cousin of Gundren.
Bink, a human monk and his shaggy dog Xanth, who have been wandering throughout the area for some time.
Prutok, a half-orc paladin who seems to keep to himself.
The party made great progress over the first day, but the next day they encountered the scene of an ambush. They had just noticed that one of the dead horses bore a map case with the Rockseeker clan sigil when the party was attacked by hidden goblins.
The goblins didn’t prove to be much of a challenge, and the party thought ahead and spared one of them as a prisoner. Through tracking and interrogation of that goblin they learned that a dwarf and human were ambushed by the tribe and taken to their caves a few hours away.
The party members decided to take that goblin, Blumgard, with them to help point out danger. He didn’t do such a great job and led the party into a snare trap, but then helped them to avoid the subsequent pit trap to spare his own skin. When the group arrived at the cave entrance they snuck up on the goblin guards camped in a blind nearby, killed them, and entered the caves.