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21 Eleint (Continued)
Jack pulled the goliath’s attention off of Fritz, while the others took their positions in the streets of Barter’s Pass. Gretch’s deadly knives drew first blood and with the others occupying the bulky bodyguard, the paladin advanced on the trickster. The squirrelly man fought viciously, but he proved not to be up to the task of defeating the adventurers. With his employer slain, the fight went out of the goliath, and he surrendered. The last of the conspirators defeated, they bound him and later put him in one of Hummut’s empty storage rooms.
Fritz was in bad shape, so the heroes helped Zelda get him into his room in the Kickin’ Chicken so she could tend to him properly. The other pillars of the community came out to congratulate the adventurers on their success in ridding Barter’s Pass of the cultists and saving many lives. Still, several of the pilgrims had been killed by Gretch and his associates, and the survivors worked to bury their dead. One more sacrificial victim had been found on the altar at the Pilgrim’s Shrine, and when the group recovered the woman, her child and dead husband from the temple of Gond, they discovered that she was also related to them.