Carsys and Chun Shik, believing that with the brewing counterfeit money scam about to boil over in town, decide to accompany Thorian back to dwarven high command to report the loss of the soldier under his command. On their way out the door of the Laden Cart in Gateway, they meet Kaden, a halfling fighter who has tired of the poor wages paid to him as a caravan guard. He decides to accompany them and see if he can get better wages as an adventurer.
When Thorian reports to high command, they assign him a cleric, Stonehammer, and order him to assist the Svirfneblin of Blindenstone in putting their city in order. The intrepid heros set off into the Underdark, and other than meeting three orcs, have a fairly uneventful journey.
When they reach Blindenstone, things appear every bit as bleak as reported. The Svirfneblin weapons are on the edge of failure and it doesn’t look like the sentries can withstand many more attacks.
Burrow Warden Kargien claims to need to clear the House Center for the symbolic victory it will give his people. But he also wants the crown of King Schnicktick, who died defending the area. The adventurers set off to the House Center. They defeat the wight that haunted the House Center, along with various other undead, and in the process Thorian and Chun Shik level up.