Has the party approached the center of Phandalin all the villagers where gathering around to listen to an older hafling, a local farmer. She was arguing that the newcomers where more trouble than good news and that the foul creatures they had brought along ate her dog. She was obviously talking about Xavier and Yeemik.
As the same time she was saying this, Harbin Wester brought Yeemik from the Town Hall and the people where insisting in taking justice into their own hands.
Luckily for Yemmik, from the other side of town, a group of strangers cloacked in red and with four hobgoblins in front of their ranks came forth and caused the people to run in the opposite direction. Amongst their ranks, an hooded figure with a staff with a glass orb on top came forth and adressed the party demanding not only all their stuff but also that they abandon the village this instance.
As things heated up, a figure from the crowd, a gnome, one of the people that came to Phandalin to prospect, joined the players in their effort to defeat the Redbrands in their attempt to keep the town under their tendrils.
As the battle developed, the Redbrands started to lose the advantage of numbers and their ranks started to break and when Glasstaff fell, the last remaining archers withdraw from battle. Up and fighting there was only the last of the hobgoblins which, with the help of some magic, became very helpful torwards to, the still unknown, gnome.
In the remnants of the battle, Xavier approached Yemmik, on the ground and barely conscious he seemed to appeal for Xavier’s help but he only got the end of his sword. Xaviers settled up his fate by killing is former master. As unnespected as the attack on Yemmik was the attack on Xavier by Valorian. Having sworn Yemmik that he was going to get away from the cave unarmed, Valorian couldn’t tolerate Xavier’s blow. With Yemmik dead and Xavier unconscious and bleeding out on the ground, Qog interceded and for what seemed an eternity, we had what we could a litttle mexican stand off.
After agreeing to not further arm Xavier, Priest Sue came along and healed everybody up. Xavier, thinking that he was armed during the course of battle proceeded to explain the party that is previous master took a liking to harming and torturing everyone bellow him.
All things done, the unconscious Glasstaff and the hobgoblin, that was still under the influence of the gnome’s spell, both ended up on the brig. They decided it was time to interrogate Glasstaff and with the help of the gnome’s magic abilities not only where they able to discover that Glasstaff was in fact Iarno Albrek a former companion of Sildar Hallwinter gone rogue, but where also able to clean up all of the Redbrands hideout without much trouble and even saving some locals that where imprisioned.