Nikolas and Gadiel started off taking a low paying job, because Uri couldn’t be bothered to help out his friend and fellow dwarf Gundren Rockseeker transport some needed supplies to the small frontier town of Phandalin. Mirela and Talborak were busy dealing with Talborak’s adult circumcision, but world was left for them to meet up in Phandalin once everything was worked out. During the time they were transporting supplies from Neverwinter, they worked with Male (My-el) a halfing adventurer with a libido far larger than himself, who sang to them on the road of his own wondrous adventures. As they neared the settlement of Phandalin they came across a goblin ambush, where they were certain Gundren had been captured, seeing his dead horse in the middle of the road. Being victorious, just barely against four goblins, the group continued on to the settlement, dropped off supplies and most of the party rested for the night, except for Male, who will be the “proud” father the of a quarterling in 9 months (not that he knows that yet, the real question is will the inn keeper find out before him…)
Armed with many side quests, and for most a good night’s sleep, the group sent out to investigate further the goblin ambush. they came across a cave, where they began a bloody genocide, slaughtering goblins and wolves (most of whom were chained up unable to defend themselves, alignment change anyone) with impunity. They prevent one group of goblins from killing a man by wantonly ignoring the words of Yemek the goblin “Truce or I kill this human” by stabbing another goblin in the face, followed by the man being thrown off of a 10’ ledge. Yemek was captured, the human stabilized, and Gadiel touched the goblin in a special way, filling him with fear of his god Lathandar, after they pumped him for some information (even if the lawful good halfling whispered you should kill him). Armed with a goblin’s idea of how many 5 is, the group went on to finalize their genocide by attacking the once peaceful cave leader Klarg, the bugbear.
A fight quickly broke out when Gadiel stealthed forward with Nikolas by shout are those goblins over there, which lead to a confrontation with Klarg, and a near TPK. First Nikolas went down, then Gadiel sprouted some arrows in his back, and while Male ran away, after killing Klarg (yes a halfing bard killed a bugbear) chased by the bugbears wolf (renamed fluffy since the DM couldn’t be bothered to look and see that it was actually named ripper). All seemed lost, until Nikolas stabilized himself and Male managed to go three rounds without having his wittle neck ripped out by the fearsome fluffy, and killing it by rapiering it to death. Nikolas called for a truce, the group retreated outside the cave and then storyboarded the completion of their genocide (remembering then that they had left the stabilized human under some dead goblin corpses).
Nikolas returned with the human, Sildar Hallwinger the man who had road with Gundren towards Phandalin before being ambushed, back to town rested while his companions stayed in the goblin cave, sleeping well in a warm bed while for all he knew a returning party of the Cragmaw goblins returned and slaughtered his companions, and then returned in the morning with a wagon to transport back to town the pilfered goods they had found to turn in for a reward with the Lionshield Costers for 50 GP (yes friendship is that cheap).
The party now rewarded and winning accolades of some members of the town is ready to go out seeking side quests until they feel it is safe to go after their former employer who is probably being tortured by goblins and close to death, since why go for the main quest when you can level up on side quests anyways.
As a note, Uri, Mirela, and Talborak will be starting with 300 XP and thus be 2nd level like their companions.