Within hours of their arrival in Tangleroot, a band of hobgoblin assailants attack the town. At the Blue Lagoon Taphouse the PCs witness the murder of several patrons before springing to action. Little information is gleaned from the frightened barkeep and his assistant.
Once the alehouse is secure the PCs venture into the streets to find a furious ogre pulling a cart filled with explosives. Veron Tulton launches a flaming orb into the cart, igniting the explosives, then force-pushes the flaming cart backward – pinning the hobgoblin arches in a burning bush. Half-Squat attempts to rush the ogre but is knocked unconscious by its club. The PCs eventually defeat the ogre and are celebrated as saviors of Tangleroot.