A column of National soldiers arrived in town at night while an immense lightning storm took place over the mountains. The soldiers seize the barracks for themselves, forcing the players to sleep in a tent outdoors. The next day, the players escorted a military intelligence officer to the goblin encampment in the forest. The officer fell into a trap while the players were ambushed by a group of goblins. After eliminating the foes, the players continued into the forest where they were attacked by a group of beasts. Before slaying the beasts, a figure emerged from the brush and halts the players. He introduced himself as Theon Greenbeard, a dwarf who was outcast from the dwarven civilization in the mountains hundreds of years ago. He told the players that he is worried about the expanding goblin presence and that he fears that the lightning storm atop the mountain was not caused by natural forces. At night, he lead the players on an attack on a goblin encampment closer to the foot of the mountains. On the boss goblin, the players found a powerful crystal. Greenbeard tells the players that the crystal is a dangerous magic amplifying substance found in the mountains.