As the Hand of Order celebrate Nadar's promotion to Scalebearer of Bahamut, they are delivered grim news: the town of Greensburg has been destroyed, possibly by a dragon.
The great goblin host, led by the hobgoblin warlord Magnar, have made it across the big water ditch with with but the loss of a few nameless redshirts. As they approach the stupid humie caravan headed to the big wall town, the Snotcrawlers ready for battle, all the while remembering Gam-Gam's secret mission to keep Grundle alive. Could something otherworldly be at work?
The goblins of the Black Nose Tribe's Snotcrawler Clan -- Jik-Jak, Nobble, Rattak and Blaarg -- return from slaying a cyclops (long story) to find the commander of the great goblin host, the hobgoblin warlord Magnar, has new "intelligence" about a caravan of stupid humies headed to reinforce the Big Wall Town. Can they and their adoptive ally Grundle help lead the host to victory? Or does danger await?
After experiencing the exotic delights and doing a bit of shopping in the kingdom's capital city of Mirainen, the Hand of Order return to the temple of Bahamut to witness Nadar's final judgment from the Scalebearers.
Nadar faces a test at the Temple of Bahamut as the rest of the gang explores the capital.
The Hand of Order, having felled the ravenous hill giant and frightened away his hag companion, count their spoils and resume their trek to Mirainen.
The party learns the hard way how one measly hill giant managed to slaughter multiple mercenary groups sent by the Carvers.
The Hand of Order, deciding discretion is the better part of valor, head to the capital. But there's one last bit of unfinished business along the northern road...
It's main card time in the fighting pit of The Brig. Ahsim runs the gauntlet against some of the best and meanest fighters Umber has to offer. But the real target awaits, in the form of Carl the Club...
The party, along with new company interns Rhia & Dylan Myrrdin, head to The Brig, a Tumblers-run establishment that hosts an underground fighting arena. But will Ahsim's confidence as a martial artist write a check his butt can't cash?