The expedition decides to move to the dwarven bordertown stronghold. An outpost will be maintained at the original came site for advanced warning, via watch hill, and protection of the anchoring cove. Preparations for the move begin.
The party patrol the river valley area, seeking additional food sources and a greater understanding of the area. While nearing the end of their patrol, a warband composed of hobgoblins and an ogre is encountered. A frantic battle ensues with the party narrowly securing a victory through excellent use of terrain and mobility.
It is evident that the hobgoblins are aware of the human intrusion to their lands and are escalating the strength of their patrols in response to recent defeats.