The group finished up fighting goblins in the cave near the mithril meteor crater. They didn't find much more, though they did find the goblins youths and women towards the rear of the cave. Rather than kill them, they intimidated them into leaving with their belongings.
Then, as they were returning, they ran into a (random) encounter with gnolls and a hyena. They were taken care of easily. Then, they had a (not random) encounter with two ogres who had captured a dwarf. The ranger snuck up on them, and returned to report. Everyone snuck up, and due to some great coordination of sneak attacks, charges, and daze spells, the ogres didn't even have a chance to attack.
The dwarf thanked them, and said while he didn't have money for a reward, that he had a friend in Zoa who owed him a favor, and that they could call on him if they needed to.
They escorted him back to Hannex, where they talked to Veoden. They decided that he might not be on the up and up, and decided to sell him only half of the mithril, but gave him the information they knew. He said he didn't know the man Arowain had said they should seek, but knew someone who would be able to find him. Therefore, he has chartered a boat for them to Zoa.
The group got quite a bit of gold for finding Arowain and the mithril, and they also gained a level, so we spent the rest of the session leveling up and buying equipment in Hannex. Next stop, the high seas and Zoa.
Hopefully finishing up the Tomb of Horrors this Friday, and then back to the coin trilogy on Sunday. Not much time to prepare, but there's not much left of the tomb and the seas have a few excellent encounters before reaching Zoa.