As the story begins we find our heroes traveling along the High Road on their way to the Triboar Trail, and further to Phandalin. The party comes across an overturned cart, and are ambushed by goblins. Quickly defeating the creatures, the group deduces that the cart is the one used by their employer, Gundren Rockseeker, as well as the adventurer Sildar Hallwinter. The party follows a hidden trail back to the goblin's hideout. Infiltrating the hideout, our heroes find Sildar, badly beaten and manage to free him. Sildar tells the group that he does not know where the goblins have taken Gundren, but that he has heard mention of a goblin king who rules from Cragmaw Castle and believes that this may be where Gundren has been spirited to. The group heals Sildar and then attempts to take on the goblin's leader, a hobgoblin named Klarg. It is a tough fight, and just as the party is about to be finished, Dovahkiin and Strummy arrive to save the day. The scene fades as the group recovers and loots the hideout.