When Goblins Attack
Duiring the Swallowtail Festival, in Sandpoint the heroes helped rescue Aldren Foxglove, a noble from Magnimar, from a goblin attack. In thanks he gave Asvar, Scrap and Bert 50 gold pieces each and a mount. The party then accompanied him on a successful boar hunt in the nearby Tick Wood.
After a pleasant meal of roast boar back at the Rusty Dragon, in which they were cheered by grateful locals and a very enthusiastic Aldren Foxglove the party retired to their quarters. When they awoke, they received a message from Sheriff Hemlock requesting that they come see him.
Upon arrival the Sheriff and the mayor, Kendria Deverin, thanked them for their help against the goblins and introduced them to a local goblin hunter/expert, Shelelu Andosana. Apparently there have been several attacks by goblins recently in the local area.
The five local goblin tribes usually kept themselves in check by attacking each other but had been working together lately. Goblins of the Mosswood tribe seemed to be talking about the damage inflicted upon them by the party. It was apparent that the goblins were being led by a force powerful enough to overcome their normally fractious nature.
The Sheriff asked the party to remain in town in order to assure the people while he left for a week to go get help from Magnimar. After negotiating a deal to cover their expenses in town the party discussed the raid with Shelelu and the local goblins in general.
Goblin tribes: Bird Cruncher (near Sandpoint), Lick Toads (Brinestump Marsh), Seven Tooths (raid junkyard), Thistle Tops (on an Island), Mosswood (live in the north feud internally, largest tribe).
Goblin Heroes: Gugmert (Mosswood Mother Hobgoblin father boar), Vorka (goblin cannibal in Brinestump Marsh), Rip Nugget (Thistle Top, has good lair), Koruvus (Magic Longsword, seven tooth, has gone missing), and Burthazmus (bugbear loaner, counterpart to Shelelu).