Second session of The Lost Mine of Phandelver, still in awe that people are finding this hard, yes, I do provide some insight to my players; this is the first game my wife has played since 2004 or so, and the first game for the 3 younger players (ages 10, 12 and 14).
Having a great amount of fun, I believe I will be picking up Hoard of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat also.
Synopsis (with vague spoilers) follows...
Continuing where we left off, the PCs were able to sneak up to the next cave, wherein there were 3 Goblins.
The cave with the twin pools went quickly, Ranger taking down one of the Goblins and the Rogue taking down another, before the 3rd one could run and warn Klarg, he was dead also.
And "Nubs," as he had been named by the party, was dispatched here also.
Charging into the next room, the party finally met Klarg.
The goblins and wolf charged forward attacking the Paladin and Rogue, Klargs javelin barely missing the Paladin.
The Ranger took her first shot at Klarg, who then charged in as one of the Goblins attacking the Rogue fell, Klarg killing the other with a surprising fail. Through acrobatic skill the Rogue leaped atop his shoulders and plunged her dagger into his neck, ending his reign of banditry, and garnering much respect from her comrades.
The wolf followed quickly, before it had a chance to run.
From there, the group went down to the last cavern, and showing tactical skill beyond their years, sent the rogue up ahead to scout.
After reporting back, it was decided that the two elves would take shots at the goblins and then the Paladin would charge in.
A killing blow to the leader from the rogue, and another to a normal goblin from the ranger, followed by a charge and kill by the Paladin, and finally a Guiding Bolt from the Cleric, left a mere 2 goblin survivors at the end of the first combat round.
They surrendered and were taken prisoner.
At this point, the party freed Sildar, loaded up the crates and treasure, and headed off to Phandalin, delivering their goods, turning in the goblins for a bounty, and returning the missing goods to the other service in town.
They have heard a few rumors regarding the Redbrands and the Black Spider, next week will be the next morning, their first morning in Phandalin.