Previously, the party had left the newly “born” warforged (formerly the gem of knowledge) with Zino to work and learn in the library. We were travelling West to try to locate Gareth and ’s grandfather.
Along the way to Daggerford, we were approached by a pair of mercenaries on dire wolves. They had been hired to try to apprehend us for our work in uniting the orc tribes. We talked them out of a fight and they escorted us to Daggerford. Once there, some conversational hijinks ensued and we were not arrested. The mayor was (eventually) persuaded to provide us rooms at the Inn. Krusk has his brief (and relatively benign) revenge on the mercenary who was rude to him and we settled in for the night.
We were offered a job helping with a “goblin problem”. A number of goblins had apparently been attacking a farm to the west of the village. Seeing as it was on our way, and the goblins involved sounded like those who were controlled by illithids, we agreed.
Once at the farm – and hearing of the lofty sum of 10 gold the farmer could pay us – we turned down his payment, gave him a few extra coins, and proceeded to track down the goblins. Jessa was able to track them to the cave from which they had been attacking.