During their watch, Clint and Powder discover that the prisoners they left tied up in the room beyond the barricade are missing. Ash casually returns, asking, “was that you guys fighting?”
Ash tells them that he was slowed down by some goblins, but then went to a nearby town and rented lodgings. He examines the area where the prisoners were held, and finds evidence that children might have cut them loose.
During the third watch, Reggie sees orcs moving around outside. They bring barrels to a spot above the cave entrance, and pour fluid down into the cave mouth. Reggie decides to wake up Finn to consult him. Sydney, also on watch, now sees the fluid being poured into the cave, and determines that it is lamp oil. He rushes back to where the others are sleeping to awaken them.
Pandemonium errupts. Sydney and Humphrey rush to the cave entrance. Finn tells Reggie to stop tasting the lamp oil. Grizena and Ash start dismantling the barricade that leads further into the cave. Powder stops to think. Clint seizes the skewer with the lamb left from last night and starts eating.
Finn tries to get everyone coordinated. He asks Grizena to look outside and see what is going on. Ash shouts that he’ll look for another way out, and vaults over the barricade. Reggie starts packing up all the equipment and loot in the room where they slept.
Outside, Sydney and Humphrey are brought up short by three orcs with torches, backed by another fifty orcs with bows. They dive back toward the entrance as a volley of arrows flies at them.
In the cave, Finn, Grizena, Humphrey, and Sydney stop at the intersection. Finn begins to pray. Powder shouts out a plan- everyone over the barricade; if someone will light the oil on his mark, he will call up a wind to blow it out at the orcs.
Everyone starts across the rubble. Humphrey comes last, and gets shot a couple of times by arrows. Powder gives the signal, and Clint lights the oil. Powder casts a spell that blows a powerful gale out the tunnel, sweeping away fire, barricade, and bodies toward the cave mouth.
Ash returns, having found a couple of doors. One is trapped, and leads to a store room, the other leads to a bedroom. In the bedroom, Sydney and Grizena look for traps. Sydney spots a tapestry with naked women on it, and pulls it down, thinking it may be valuable. He reveals a hole leading to a hidden room.
While Humphrey and Finn deal with Humphrey’s arrow wounds, Ash enters the hidden room to scout. Ash finds a candle, which he lights, and a set of shelves containing some scrolls. He discovers a secret door that leads to a narrow hallway. Passing the scrolls to Powder, he leads the party down this passage.
The party discovers a room to the right, with tables and cushions. Turning left, the hallway opens up, to a passage scattered with dry leaves. Ash silently navigates the leaves, emerging from the cave behind two orc sentries, who are watching the fire bellow out of the cave to the south. Ash dispatches the two, but not before one of them shouts to the other orcs.
The party climbs up from this cave and out of the canyon. They are pursued by orcs, but lose them in the woods in time. They find the road, and Ash leads the way back to the town he found.
After a brief interview with the gate corporal, the party heads into town. They are too tired to really look around, but pass through a square with a splashing fountain to an inn. Inside, they sit at a table and start sorting loot while the innkeeper prepares rooms for them.