The three adventurers continue navigating the caverns and find a group of five goblins collecting blood from Torren, who had landed on a stalagmite and died during the cave-in. After a rough fight, the group managed to kill the goblins, then they rested in the area and recovered a note from Torren’s body. The three adventurers eventually found their target and were relieved to find that the drow, Aramil Nailo, and his goblin companion were not interested in an unnecessarily violent encounter. Arlain talked with Aramil’s goblin companion and learned that the goblins were kidnapping children to help a human named Jean whom they often referred to as “our dark lady”. Aramil revealed that he was actually trying to prevent a magical tree used by subterranean druids from growing out-of-control, which was causing the frequent tremors and cave-ins in the tunnels, while also further investigating the purpose behind the goblin’s actions. After learning that they were underground for nearly 3 days, the group decided to leave Aramil to his work for now and climb back out of the tunnel to check on Neal, the boy left with the horses. They found the boy missing, but what appeared to be a savage battle had taken place where he was waiting. They followed tracks away from the battle to find the camp of the Holy Companions and talked to their leader, Thorren, who told them that Neal had returned, but was drug into the abyss during a demon assault. The adventures decided to leave Thorren to his plans and asked him to let them know when he rescued Neal.