Not long after taking up the trail of the Kobolds, our party was once again ambushed by Kobolds. Gracchus did an admirable job of soaking up damage as well as attention, as Halfnir and Sigrun attempted to wipe them out one by one. Boin put his Divine powers to effective use, dealing damage and aiding Gracchus at the same time. One kobold, more stealthy than the rest, attempted to backstab Sigrun, but Gracchus was able to warn her of the threat just in time. Soon the pawns were dealt with, and Gracchus distracted the leader while Halfnir teleported behind him to put a swift end to the encounter. The most disturbing fact of the encounter was not being ambushed on the road, but the level of organization apparent in the encounter. They were being led by an obvious leader, who was able to breathe acid, and was found to have been wearing a medallion belonging to a demon lord.
Continuing on, the party soon made found themselves following a shallow stream to a waterfall. Gracchus, with his Dragon eyes, was able to locate a large number of kobolds in the vicinity, as well as a cave hidden behind the waterfall. Gracchus also noted a kobold performing some spell or ritual inside a cirlce of glowing stones. Realizing that brute force may not be enough to face these kobolds, Gracchus pretended to tie Boin up as a prisoner, donned the medallion, and approached the kobolds in search of their leader. The minions were doubtful of Gracchus’ authenticity, but their leaders were more receptive to his proposal. Gracchus proposed sacrificing Boin in the circle of stones as a rite to the demon lord. The kobolds agreed, and eagerly crowded around the circle, Gracchus and Boin in the center. In a flurry of motion, Gracchus untied Boin, and Halfnir, who had been hiding in the trees near the circle, threw a shuriken at the toughest looking kobold. Boin then unleashed his powers. The circle of stones, apparently, amplifies magic, and the Holy power of Boin’s attack killed all but 2 of the pitiful creatures. Gracchus and Sigrun proceeded to make short work of the remaining kobolds, who attempted to retreat to the cave, calling for their leader, Irontooth.