October 25-26, 24 NA
The city of Grayson is now under the control of the goblin army, but it's citizens are ready for the first match to light the flames of rebellion.
A cold, late fall rain covers the party's movements as they search for help.
The heroes first attempt to approach "the Highwayman's Rest" but find that the busy tavern seems to be a haven for the carousing conquerors. Iliken speaks to Bill, one of the kitchen staff, who tells him that he will pass on word of the impending Dwarf assault.
Red Simpson contacts the rest of the group leading them all to meet with Blackmantle, the mysterious leader of the town's criminal underworld. Blackmantle is preparing to present resistance within the town, but she understands that without outside help, she can't hope to defeat the goblin occupation.
She wants to set the party to kill the giant that holds the town guard prisoner in their own cells as the dwarves attack, while another force attempts to rescue the town council and Mayor Courdry.
The giant is a terrifying foe that very nearly crushes Desmond with a thrown rock before the fight even gets started. Expert teamwork allows the group to defeat the giant quickly enough to let them also turn and help retake the town hall alongside the Blackmantle's forces.