Writer: Jim Zub
Valeros, Seoni, Kyra, Merisiel, Harsk, and Ezren are tracking goblins through Mosswood when they are attacked by giant spiders. Lini (druid gnome) and her leopard, Droogami, show up and drive the spiders off.
Ezren asks Lini to join their party, but she says she has something to do outside of the forest. She does tell them where the goblin village is though.
Valeros and Merisiel are flirting.
When the party reaches the Mosswood tribe village, they are captured. It seems Lady Etania was expecting them. Only Merisiel hangs back, afraid to fight the huge goblin horde, and so escapes notice.