After the last successful outing, the group decides to hire some outside contractors as assistants. The spirits lead Brennan to Werm – an ex-legionary soldier now leper and his animal companion Lady the war dog. Caeilia, after rejecting a former apprentice alchemist hires a Gruff Dwarf™ named Gurag. After some rest, they return to the caves and begin exploring the second Orc lair.
The fights this time are harder won, and Brennan nearly dies – a jagged facial scar a reminder of his brush with death. Eventually, the lair is cleared and the chieftain is killed. A lone hobgoblin was with the chieftain – why he was meeting with the orcs and why he carried a large amount of gold remains a mystery. Victorious (and more than a little tapped out) the group returns to town.