We receive an answer to the age-old question: "what happened to Richard? And Hobb? And those other people we don't really care about?" After episodes of showing off their new third-level powers, the party sits down to talk shop. Sophie receives Hot Topic-esque barbarian swag; Benadyl receives cryptic goblin warnings; Emen Neme receives a story-dream; and Johnny receives a swift blow to the knees.
Our Heroes' attempt to impersonate mercenaries is put to the test. Despite making her laugh, Janice the ogre elects to reject the party. Some hobgoblin jailers really drive home the point, leaving Emen and Sophie floored. The boys manage to lift their spirits (and hit point totals), and we learn what became of Richard and Hobb. I mean Estelev. And Hobb.