As the dragon Kallius was invisibly leaving the village for the evening, he spotted two oversized hounds step from the shadows and begin sniffing around. He circled back to the Iron Anchor to warn his comrades, and the dogs moved closer — seemingly tracking something.
He regained his elvish form and walked through the common room, and warned the party that danger might be coming. He left, and they began to prepare a defense. By the time Kallius had gotten to the rear of the inn, he saw that one of the massive hounds was at the back door, with his friends just behind it.
He dropped down and struck the monster with a shilling grasp, but it seemed to absorb much of the blow. Now visible, the dog turned on its attacker.
Meanwhile, a second dog materialized through the leaded glass window of their bedchamber and caught Boomah by surprise. The goblin tried to flee, but was mangled by the mighty jaws of the wild hunt hound. It then turned on the ranger, tearing into the elf.
Kallius was struck from behind by a second dog. Outnumbered, he transformed back into a dragon and lashed out with his claws, teeth, tail and wings. But he was gravely wounded, and fell before their combined attack.
The healers had their work cut out for them, and the dogs showed no sign of slowing their attacks. Saerin broke the rear door open, allowing Dremahl to stave of Kallius early demise. Celeste used her powers more broadly, bestowing healing on them all, keeping the goblin from the brink.
Luix faced off against the hound inside, while Saerin and Kallius looks on the two outside. The dog stepped away from the big northman, and mauled Celeste where she stood.
One of the dogs managed to bite Dremahl as well, before falling before our heroes blades. One had stepped around the side of the building, and was seen peering through the glass, but when the warriors allowed it, there was nothing to be found.
They squeezed the dragon inside the inn and patched their wounds. Try as they might, the healers were unable to completely cure the biters the dogs left. Magical inspection revealed lingering magic in the wound. After a few failed experiments, Dremahl found a way to break the enchantment left of the bite, and healed the goblin.
They stated together, and rode out the night. In the morning, they cast the spell on the herbalist’s garden, and succeeded in teleporting back to the shadow of the green dragon’s tower.
They appeared at a watering hole where they had last seen the rat-man Digbo. There was no life of any size to be found, and the area looked scorched and barren. The lingering stench of chlorine led them to believe the dragons had visited this place, and meted out retribution on the creatures ands their water supply.
Rather than endanger them further, our heroes decided not to seek out the rat-men, but to turn their attention to Verduous tower. They could see no dust rising from the mine, nor could their hear any noise of labors. But the goblin did spot two large glittering blue shapes in the sky, proving that they were not alone.