The slave caravan had been having trouble with keeping the slaves in line, but the seemingly unprovoked dragon attack on the caravan was all the six most valuable and dangerous slaves needed to escape. They were helped by the fortunate panic of oxen pulling the cart. Barely able to enjoy their new found freedom they were set upon a by a group of halflings intent on murder. After a hard fought battle with improvised weapons and shaky alliances the group survived and resolved to determine the nature and purpose of their incarceration; and possibly an explanation to the color changing crystal that was so securely locked and guarded by the caravan master. Finding the site of the first ambush they found nothing of use other than a trail to the North-East. They followed the trail to the camp of a large group of halflings. Using guile and trickery they managed to draw a majority of the population out to either flee or set upon each other thinking they were doing so in the service of their gods. With the dispatching of the rabble the group are left to search the caves, but not before they encounter the Sub-Chief BinBan who is more than irate with the group for dispersing his followers. The group was left facing down this new foe.