Beyond the entrance lay a low, sloping tunnel which ended in an archway with an open portcullis. Dim torches from the other side of the gate provided the only light, putting Lux at a disadvantage. Despite this, however, (and thanks in no small part to Ophelia’s superb skill at silently keeping to the shadows), the party was able to get the drop on the goblin guards.
The ensuing battle was short but brutal. The goblins were taken wholly by surprise, and Lux even managed to take a captive, Brakki. With a little prodding, he provided information about the dangers ahead in return for his release.