I strip the remaining two goblins naked of any remaining grab, laying one on it's back and opening it's mouth. I place the genitals of the other goblin into that goblins mouth draping it's crotch over the face. I bash the second goblin's head in with a rock and leave the bloody rock in it's hand to leave the ludicrous implication that this was somehow a suicide of which no reasonable person could accept. I stage this in the middle of the path behind our path of travel. I'll take up place walking behind the cart for the moment when we depart.
"If these horses belong to our common friend, would it not be wise to head in the direction the other goblin was fleeing to? Ascertain if our dwarf friend is nearby rather than continue on? Clearly foul play is at work."
"Yeesh... these damn... " Fjolnir snaps another arrow shaft off, keeping movement obstructed free- and wound compressed. "I surely need to sit a spell, crew." He hesitates... "I see tracks, ill follow just a tick to see- im not in condition for it but i'd rather die expecting it, not surprised..."
While Fjolnir studies the tracks, Az Emberi comes up beside him and sees about a dozen goblins have come and gone along the trail, as well as signs of two human-sized bodies being hauled away from the ambush site.
The rest of the party shakes the goblin awake, who groggily sees the goliath again and screams, WWWWWAAAAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHH!!! No put head in ass! No put head in ass!
"We might have some trouble fighting a dozen goblins.... I mean, YOU guys might have some trouble fighting a dozen goblins. I don't like those odds. Tell us everything you mangy runt, and I can promise your head will not enter any orifices."
"H...human sized... there's plenty of these ratshit goblins about... but two human sized bodies dragged." Fjolnir attemts to investigate the depth of the dragging.. if it were heels or shoulders dragging behind... to figure the weight of the victim... Investigation: 4
Fjolnir knows that while humans are taller, dwarves are stockier, and this pair of drag marks could be them.
The goblin is already pissing himself, and sqeals like a pig. Literally. WEEeeeeeee! Ok, Ok! I Talk, just no kill me, ok?
After Absinthe raises him up by his head, AHHHHHH! OK I talk! Not camp, cave. Cragmaw cave. We Cragmaw tribe. Up the path, Northwest, 5 miles.
How many? I don't know... I not good with numbers... He holds up all his fingers. This many, and a few more... maybe? Oh and Klarg. He not Goblin, he big.
Two friends? Dwarf and human? We take them. We have orders, from all the way up! King Grol. He Chief of Cragmaw Tribe. Live in Cragmaw Castle. Far Northeast. Klarg tell us, King Grol tell him to get dwarf alive, send him and his stuff back to King Grol. His human friend still alive, for now. He tied up in eating cave. Now you let me go?
"We cannot leave behind any survivors or I fear this will only happen again. I will say a prayer for you little one; May the light of the God you worship lead your soul to the depths it belongs in... Or something like that, I drink a lot."
With my other hand I will grab him around the waist and attempt to pull his head and spine up through his neck.
Fjolnir hobbles his way back to the deliberating crew and mewling demon spawn. "Im fine with using his head as an ashtray if we cant find any better use for him. They DO want the supplies. we COULD use the supplies as bait, gag this little shit and have him show us where the cave is, toss him in back, and flush the little monsters out of their eating cave... " Fjolnir winces..."After I sit a spell and get a drink... whatever the majority thinks best- I just know that our contract holder cant pay us if hes dead."
Iean over and say when i give you the signal you can crush his head and wink at the rest of the party
"There is no need to kill him he can lead us to the cave and run away and as long as we never see him again hes no threat to us"
I also tell the group my mage armor only has 8 hours so let's make this quick
After the short rest if we go to the cave I say okay we are going to leave you tied up and if all of us dont come out alive you die... now is there anything else you have to tell us about defenses or traps
I wait for him to respond and after that I nod to absynth
We need to know if there are traps and where the guard house is and other things I hear you but your vision is clouded. Have you even cons6that if they dont return then the while village will be on high alert we have limited time