In the morning, a new group of people from the ship have come into town, this time to get defensive support for the ship as they were attacked by goblins. They consist of Trif the Guard, Maraph the merchant, and Lepran the Farmer. Trif expressed concern about Scorchtail, claiming he recognized them. Maraph asked where Altair was staying, saying he knew him, and did not seem to act on the information (for Dave, Altair met the guy on the ship, but doesn't know much about him besides his supposed claim as a merchant).
Then the party left with the dwarves, off into the mountain. Although Oscar saved the party food, and the church gave them extra, and Marigold did pretty well in keeping a lookout, Scorchtail literally blazed a trail, unfortunately to the wrong location.
However, there was still a cave, and the dwarves went to investigate it, seeing if they can find any of the metal inside. Marigold, being curious, decided to have a look around and found a cart with some samples of Springvine inside. From there, she found a path to a seemingly light boulder that could be moved to supposedly open another cave. She was also able to determine that the cart had been driven south recently.
Aside from Altair and Baldric, the rest of the party went into the newly discovered cave, although they dropped the light flat boulder and cannot rest it up against the wall any longer. Once inside, they went down a long path that could have torches put up, but there were none on the walls. At the end, there was a wooden door with a screen that could be looked out of for a guard.
The party decided to knock on the door, and someone from inside told them to identify themselves. The party said the cart wheel was broken and needed help, and was told to fix it themselves. When Oscar said he tried but cut off his own hands, the man behind the door became curious and looked out the screen, where he was promptly charmed.
After being charmed, the man opened the door, and offered to go fix the cart himself, so long as Oscar keep his watch for him. The party decided not to keep watch and move deeper instead.
Inside, there was a 30×20 room that had a table and chair inside, with an archway that split off to either side. Oscar cast invisibility on Marigold, and she went right to investigate, eventually listening at a door she found not far down the hallway.
On the other side, she heard people working, and some metal clanging. She decided to look in the room, and saw one man barking orders to 6 others, 3 each tending to a row of Springvine. Behind the one giving orders was a table that had weapons that were accessible to the group if need be. She tried to sneak in, but shut the door a little too hard and the captain had 2 of the workers guard either door.
Marigold then went to the double doors on the opposite end of the room and found that each door had an arrow slit with an archer on the side. Around this time, Scorchtail, who was bored of rolling up paper to burn later, decided it was time to see where Marigold went and followed down the hall. When they approached rather loudly, they heard silence on the other side of the door as the workers prepared for a fight.
They knocked on the door, and Scorchtail open it, only to be attacked but was able to move out of the way, with the door unfortunately being slammed in their face. Still behind the door, Scorchtail decided to slam the door with fire from a nearby torch, knocking it off its hinges into one of the workers.
Marigold went around to the table, and took a match and started to burn the far side Springvine. The Overseer saw immediately and told a worker to bring water over there. Scorchtail summoned a sickle of fire and gashed into one of the workers, but was cut themself. Then Oscar cast Fear, causing one of the men to run to the back doors and start begging to be let through. This however, ended the Invisibility on Marigold, and the worker sent to put out the fire threw the bucket at her, missing and putting out the fire. She then tried to shapeshift into a Bear, but only had paws, which she used to slap the man to the ground and was kicked as well. Oscar, after identifying the boss of this group, teleported to him and told him to stand down, only to be shot with an arrow from the opposite room.
This is where we left off mid battle, with some of the party hurt. Garis and Cairan were not able to join in the combat, but will be able to put their skills to use in the next session. Below is a picture of the current layout of the dungeon.