The session began as the PCs recovered from the long battles of the previous session against the huge centipede and the mites.
The party explored the rest of the mite cavern, finding Old Sharptooth as well as a list of the spoils of war. Ready to be finished with this quest, the PCs camped out the night and returned to the Sootscale kobolds in the morning.
After being invited inside, the PCs were led to the altar room where they negotiated for Svetlana’s ring in exchange for Old Sharptooth. Once Old Sharptooth was safely in Tartuk’s hands, he declared that the PCs had defiled the idol with their fleshy human hands.
Quick thinking from Walays produced an illusory Old Sharptooth and the party were slowly exiting the altar room when Tartuk figured out the ruse with a detect thoughts spell. From then on it was an all out brawl with the 4 PCs on one side and 20 kobolds plus Chief Sootscale and Tartuk on the other.
The initial fight had the party holding their own with Andrei focusing on Tartuk and the rest of the party wading through the horde of kobolds. The tide turned against the PCs when Tartuk produced a wand of magic missile and began wearing down the PCs in order round after round. After felling Andrei, Walker tried to maneuver himself and whisper to Tartuk, only to be constantly swarmed by kobolds. Tess had her hands full keeping the rest of the party from falling themselves.
When things looked bleakest, Walays was able to fell Chief Sootscale and, after running out of magic missile charges, killing Tartuk. Seeing their leaders routed, the remaining kobolds surrendered and Mikmek negotiated the surrender of the Sootscale kobolds to the party.