After an extended rest in the long hall between 2 pits, Natalia, Wynne and Hogar discovered their vision was getting worse.
They found a staircase that spiraled down into the darkness (further than the Drow could see with her fading eyesight). It appeared that the Kobolds dumped their trash down there. They decided to investigate that another time.
Thovin explored the small passageway carved out above the waterway entering from the north. He found the source of the water (a spring seeping from the roof), and several branching tunnels. He also found a kobold that was keeping watch (but not very well). He tried to hit it with a bolt of energy, and missed. It retreated down the hallway, and through an archway covered by a heavy curtain.
Thovin bravely pulled back the curtain and was face to face with a group of kobold warriors, with the biggest kobold he’d ever seen behind them. He was 5 feet tall, and wearing Plate mail. He managed to intimidate them, and delay them just long enough to run back out to the rest of the party and let them know what he’d seen. He then tried to lure the Kobolds out into an ambush, but the Chieftain was more convincing.
While the rest of the party was taking up positions to attack the Kobolds, Natalia went exploring, and found a room full of Kobold women and children. She snuck in and swiped a baby Kobold, and tried to use it as bait to lure out the Chieftain’s forces (unsuccessfully), then released it back to it’s mother.
The fight began, and Hogar took the brunt of the first round of attacks, bringing him very close to death. After a fierce battle, the adventurers prevailed, but when it was all done, Hogar and Jett had 5 hit points between them, Natalia was bloodied, and Wynne was wounded for the first time ever.
After a short rest, they pressed on, and found a temple (to Tiamat), and a Kobold Priestess that was pleading for peace. She claimed a Kobold Chieftain and his warriors had moved in and taken control of the Kobold warren, and were the ones responsible for the attacks on the caravans and missing people. She thanked the adventurers for killing him so they could return to a more peaceful existence, and offered them gifts in exchange for not wiping out the rest of the warren.
After some negotiations, Slyyssa agreed to help heal the 3 people going blind, and send a Kobold Acolyte (Krysst) back to Winterhaven to negotiate a truce with Lord Padraig.
On the way back, the Kobold they captured previously (Skritch) agreed to show them the path to the Hobgoblin camp, after Krysst talked with him for a bit. They then released Skritch to return to the Kobold Warren.
Back in the Tavern, they ran into Valthrun the Prescient and got him to translate a note they found (written in Goblin). It was from Kalarel (who was killed a few weeks before the party arrived), and mentioned a spy.