The group finds the kobold encampment, but instead of soldiers the only kobolds that remain are a few grown male cooks, some mothers, and a few children. Sindri sneaks around to the entrance of the tent where they are eating, and observes them unnoticed from the shadows. Sindri watches the parents playing with their children and sees the joy they are experiencing together, and he is filled with a blinding rage as the memories of the day his family was tortured and slaughtered replay in his mind. He has flashbacks to the days when he played with his brothers and sisters and enjoyed time with his parents. Without thinking, acting nearly totally on emotion, he slides the family members all near each other and mentally forces the parents to attack their children. The children who are able to avoid their parents’ attacks watch in horror as the adults reel in pain with blood seeping from their eyes and noses. However, the parents who do manage to strike their children are met with a worse fate. They can only watch in horror as they kill their children with their own bare hands. As Sindri blasts one of the remaining children, Gharash yells for Sindri to stop taking innocent defenseless lives. Sindri is completely oblivious to what the dragonborn is saying but notices him quickly enough to dodge out of the way as he charges at him. Sindri kills another child as
Gharash charges back at him, but this time his shield connects and knocks Sindri to the ground. Before Sindri can recover, Gharash stands over him with one foot on his chest.
Gharash: “What are you doing?!”
Sindri: “This is justice!”
Gharash: “By killing women and children?!”
Sindri: “Yes. They came, unprovoked, to slaughter my family and everyone I ever knew, and now they will pay!”
Sindri fires another Eldritch Blast at a child and teleports across the room. The remaining kobold parents sit helpless in the room, holding their children’s lifeless bodies in their hands, and completely in shock at the horrible act they have just committed. Gharash flings a table past Sindri as he blasts another child. Outside, Lucien begins to wonder what is taking so long and decides to flush the battle out of the tent by firing two flaming arrows at the tent. Gharash charges through the room and swings at Sindri with his hammer and connects a mighty blow. Sindri seems to disappear from existence. Gharash looks around the room, thinking that perhaps Sindri has finally retreated when he hears one of the remaining parents gasp in pain and gush blood as Sindri reappears with the kobold impaled on his short sword. Sindri yells, “Your race does not deserve to live! I will wipe out your entire existence!” and smiles at the kobold as it falls off his sword.
Gharash roars, “If you won’t stop this, then I will!” as he charges again and lands a solid blow, drawing blood this time. Sindri’s blood mixes with the kobold’s as it leaks from his wounds.
He continues to ignore the beating he is taking from his comrade, turns to stab the second parent, and exclaims, “Burn in hell!” Gharash’s eyes are beginning to sting as smoke fills the tent, and his next attack fails to land. Sindri rips the last child from his parents’ leg, holds it by its tail with the face directly in front of the parent, says “Your bloodline ends here!” and explodes the head with another Eldritch Blast. Sindri uses that final soul to teleport out of the tent and runs into the forest to heal his wounds, leaving the remaining parent to die an agonizing death in the fire. As he is escaping, he hears the mournful cries of the parent, and he is again reminded of the day his family was slaughtered. Lucien arrives at the tent’s entrance and is unaware of the events that have transpired. He is slightly confused that Sindri would leave a kobold alive, but fires an arrow, ending its life. The rain comes down harder as Gharash exits the tent. He roars in frustration, and smashes his hammer into the soft ground.
Lucien follows Sindri into the forest to keep an eye on him. Sindri stops to rest near a tree, catching his breath and contemplating the massacre that he just committed. As he is wondering just what differentiates him from the kobolds that he so despises, Elah appears to him as a vision, and congratulates him on a job well done. She says she is thankful for the bounty of souls he has brought her in the past days, and offers him the Rod of Reaving that was stolen from him by Grash-Nok as a token of her gratitude. The last few seemed particularly young and strong. Sindri graciously accepts the praise, and reassures himself that his acts were just. A few more moments pass. Sindri tends to his wounds, and returns to the encampment. He finds the corpse of the oldest kobold and carves Glittergold’s symbol into his chest as a sign to any other kobolds who travel here.
Gharash has had some time to cool off, but there is still tension between he and Sindri. They do not look at each other, but Gharash sighs and says to Lucien, “Let’s go. Nothing else can be done here.”
As the group continues traveling, they came into a swamp and encounter three crocodiles. Lucien attempt to calm and move around them, but they attack Gharash (he is the only one in the water.) One manages to latch onto his leg. Sindri and Lucien attack from a distance, and manage to take out two of the animals before Gharash finally kills the last.