As the evening started, Midge and barbarian stood at the end of an alley while waiting for Cleric and Nineleyn finish discussing the parties next steps with a kobold. Suddenly the kobold took off running toward the end of the alley, but before getting very far became mist-like and disappeared. Cleric and Nineleyn examined the tracks and determined that the running kobold became lighter (in weight) for several steps before disappearing entirely.
Meanwhile, a humanoid male that Midge noticed was watching the entire affair starting walking toward the end of the alley. Dressed as a street urchin, Midge thought this person might have had a hand in the kobold abduction so decided to approach the human for questioning. Rather than shy away, the youth warily approached midge and said he had a message to deliver. Through questioning, the youth relayed that he had received a notice to deliver this message a couple of years before on this specific night to a party of people who talked with a kobold who then disappeared… the message indicated the party should proceed to a local tavern for information regarding the kobold disappearance.
Proceeding across town to the indicated tavern, the party found the establishment to be rather seedy. Nervously walking in, the party approached the barkeep and asked if there were any messages left for them. Eyeing them warily, the barkeep relayed that he did have a message and handed it over to the party. Further questioning indicated the barkeep had received a message oddly about two years before indicating that the party would come in to the bar this night and that he should relay the message on how to access the kobold lair. He knew no other information about where the message came from or what would happen but was both paid well to deliver the message and threatened to have his secrets revealed should he not deliver the message accordingly.
The party proceeded down into the kobold lair, which was found by following sewers beneath the city. Wary of traps, the party proceeded for some time before seeing offshoot passageways to the left and right ahead, as well as kobolds who appeared to be lookouts. The kobolods used arrows with tanglevine spell to trap the party and prevent them from advancing to attack. When the party retaliated with spells and arrows, the kobolds ran into a side passage and released a huge boulder that began rolling down the sewer toward the now-held party members! Thinking quickly, the mage cast rope trick allowing he and the cleric to climb to safety while Midge and the barbarian leapt into side passages. As the boulder streaked past, it did manage to clip both the mage and barbarian scraping them up significantly.
Enraged by this the party pursued the kobolds taking them out as they descended into a new chamber. The last couple of kobolds called to ‘Gerty’ to arise from the sewage and debris around the room and help them. Gerty turned out to be an Otyugh who fought the party with the kobolds lashing out with vine-like arms and biting with its huge maw. Eventually Midge saw an opening and running underneath the creature managed to slice up into its entrails felling the horrid beast.