The party made their way back to the cave and came across a chamber containing six goblins, one of which was the leader named Yeemik, who was holding a human hostage. The human turned out to be none other than Sildar Hallworth, Gundrens missing companion.Yeemik demanded Klargs head in exchange for Sildar and when Alton retrieved the head Yeemik attempted to extort the party for their gold but instead of the gold he demanded, he received a brutal death at the hands of our adventurers. Sildar explained that he and Gundren were riding along the triboar trail when suddenly they were attacked and overwhelmed by a group of goblins. He and Gundren were taken to the caves as prisoner by Klarg but a short time later another bugbear called “King Grol” came and took Gundren to Cragmaw Castle under orders from someone called “The Black Spider”. Sildar offered to pay the party 50 gp to escort him back to Phandalin.
Sildar doesn’t know where that might be, but he suggests someone in Phandalin might know. Sildar wants to investigate the fate of larno Albrek, a human wizard and fellow member of the Lords’ Alliance who disappeared shortly after arriving in Phandalin. Sildar hopes to learn what happened to larno, assist Gundren in reopening the old mine, and help restore Phandalin to a civilized center of wealth and prosperity.