Duke: I wanted to speak to you away from the others because I feel we share similar world views. I spoke with my son as soon as he arrived and some of what he said worried me. He believes we should make a truce with the Bugbears. He’s young and doesn’t understand how the world works outside of a nursery. To get to the point, I want you to guarantee there is no truce; I want them dead. I will honour our original deal and give you the reward regardless of how you handle the situation, but future business between us hangs in the balance. Take this as a token of my appreciation for your extra help. (he then hands him a crystal ball)
Christofur refuses to accompany the three of them to the village because he doesn’t want to take part in a slaughter. The three adventurers are confronted just outside of the town by the leader of the bugbears and his most powerful warriors. In the ensuing fight, all the bugbears are killed except the leader. He tells the group that his people will leave the area if they are spared.
Mygar and Matrim decide to execute the leader. Christofur intervenes and tries to save the bugbear. Mygar and Matrim begin fighting with Christofur, while Laura attempts to stop the three from fighting (healing Christofur to keep him from dying). Christofur is forced to flee in the end and the bugbear is killed.