After searching for survivors in Nightstone and defeating a small orc army, the deputized Lords Alliance party buried their new friend Garuuk and set off to find the hiding remaining villagers in the Dripping Caves. Searching through knee high saw grass and muck they arrived at the base of a large hill, with several tunnels leading into it. Draco decided to take a look above to see what else he could find and happened upon a covered 5 foot hole in the ground that descended 50 feet to the cavern depths below.
After some creative rope climbing antics, the group managed to get down the narrow shaft and immediately slaughter the goblin boss Hark and his lieutenants, saving the lady in waiting to Lady Velrosa of Nightstone and stopping a horrible alliance between the goblins and nearby ogres.
Getting her off to safety, the party then marched onward through the cavern and defeated the remaining goblins and ogres after a pitched battle that nearly had done everyone in! Confident they had destroyed everyone, they ventured onward exploring a tunnel that led to a large pit filled with sleeping bats. Above on ledges, the thirty or so remaining villagers that had not yet been killed or eaten!
Relieved that most were still alive, Draco, Alustria and the others rescued and escorted them back to Nightstone where they took a good night's rest before deciding where to go next in investigating the original attack on the village.