As our group of heroes return to set up an observation post on the raiders camp, they find it abandoned. They make their approach and encounter a group of hunters, who were hired by the cult to provide food for the cultists.
The hunters tell that most of the camp packed up in a hurry after discovering some prisoners had escaped. The raiders hauled crates and sacks of stuff to wagons, from the cave and appeared to have headed west. They also say some kobolds, purple wearers and others stayed behind in the cave.
Arthur, Helja and Nizitz panic a bit, fearing their lost gear is now in a wagon heading west.
After some discussion, the group decides to go into the cave and see what can be found or what information garnered.
As they enter the cave, Nizitz and Callie quickly sniff out an ambush and the group springs into action. They quickly defeat the three Dragon Claws who were on guard duty. After the battle the two rouges discover a hidden passage, leading to a tunnel which forks into two directions.
Nizitz takes the fork to the right and discovers a guard drunk and asleep. He quickly dispatches him and finds an empty treasure room. He does find three bundles, containing almost all of their missing gear. It would appear someone has their magical items.
Callie, having taken the left fork, finds a barracks full of guards and cultists. The rest of Magnificent 7 link up with her and attack the barracks. After a heated fight in tight quarters, the heroes defeat the guards and secure the room.