OOC: Forgive me for being AWOL for a bit. I'm still here and interested in playing, so I'll jump in. Can we say that Loren introduced himself as a Disciple of Sol and stocked himself with food and some trinkets (if he can find them), plus a couple hundred silvers as continuing payment to Nilog (sp).
"Bors!" Brother Loren says, "Hold a bit. We left a group of Goblins to guard the upper reaches of these ruins. Yes, I know Goblins aren't the most trustworthy of allies, but one of their number helped us defeat their leader and capture the remainder. I don't think any of us have any love of slaughtering bound prisoners and we thought it better to try to use them as guards than kill them all on the spot."
"I expect us to meet these Goblins upon our descent, perhaps we will have to fight them, but perhaps they will continue to ally with us in exchange for the silver and trinkets I have brought. Let's parley and use words before we resort to cold iron. Do you agree?"