The group heads into the wilderness once again to investigate the area known as Thistletop, an area known for its Goblin tribe. They take the main road north until they hit the Thistle River, and then head West, following the river towards the Sea.
After nearly an hour of walking, the group encounters a Goblin Ambush set up for them, consisting of Birdcruncher Goblins. They kill all but one, who they promis his freedom to if he tells them about Thistletop. Once they have all of the information out of them they think they can get, Zharaal mercilessly kills him.