Hogar’s Journal (Translated from Giant)
Year 781 of the founding of the City
6th Day of Meloramensis – Part II
We spent a few minutes ransacking the place before Glen suggested that, with the previous owners disposed of, the shop could be a useful method of selling the various weapons and armour we liberate from the slavers in the labyrinth. This would have the benefit of negating the mark-down we always suffer when selling to traders who have to sell on at a profit. I suggested that we could also sell some of the gems we have found in the past; he was less keen on that.
As we discussed who would run the shop for us in our absence (quickly deciding that Splug, a goblin that Glen, Rodney and Eligos found in Shadowfell Keep, Bob and Eric would be just the people for the job and mulling over how to get them over from Silverkin Manor) a tiny (even by their standards) kobold emerged from his hiding place behind a packing crate. The scrape and skitter of drawn weapons coupled with the full attention of all six of us sent him cowering into a corner.
“Who are you creature and why do you skulk about in this shop?” Glen asked him.
After much stammering and grovelling prostration he revealed that his name is Charrak and that he looked after the shop when the duergar were away. Though they were cruel and often beat him he had nowhere else to go and had stayed on for most of his life. Vic could see no hint of deceit in the creature so we offered him his old job but working for us instead. He accepted our offer without hesitation. As luck would have it he had overheard enough of the conversations amongst the duergar to have learned the location of the Horned Hold and was able to draw us a map.
We left him with five gold pieces to pay the mages to set up a teleportation link between the shop and Silverkin Mansion. Glen wrote a note for him to give to Eric explaining the situation and we set off immediately for the Horned Hold.