The group returned to Botkinburg and healed up, met up with an old friend, Morandir Orc-crusher. They informed the authorities that Tirten met his demise in the Slag Heap; Botkinburg will need a new butcher. The met Randolf of Redrock who agreed to join them in their attempt to clean out the Slag Heap.
They found that their previous hires did not find the pay, nor rewards satisfying. They were forced to find some new hirelings with some skills in the art of subtlety. two roguish characters, Bondo and Trifed, agreed to accompany them back to the Slag Heap.
Storing their found treasure in the inn, they set off immediately back. Their travels back, quicker now that they knew the way. They fought off two ogres, a camp of RedCap goblins, and a pack of wolves on their way before camping out.
The question remains, since they left for over two weeks, have the local denizens prepared for their return? Have the discovery of the death of one of the leaders made them more wary.