The party is held back by a squad of 7 kobolds led by 4 Kobold Elites. They can also hear a tide of kobolds rushing towards them from a side tunnel located slightly behind them.
Togashi heroically held off a large number of kobolds attempting to enter the cavern from the side tunnel. Meanwhile, his allies dealt with the smaller group of kobold soldiers and their Elite commanders.
Xaladin used Thunderwave to great effect, defeating a large number of kobolds single-handedly. Scooby stayed towards the back, doing his best to defeat the kobolds without killing them, so that he can begin to build his army.
Parun used his bloodline’s natural gift of dragon fire to defeat one of the four Kobold Elites. The three surviving Elites pledged loyalty to him, worshipping him as a demi-god. Scooby successfully spared one of the lesser kobolds, convincing it to follow him and dubbing the creature “Velma”. He promises Velma that he will help save the kobold queen and protect its family.
The party takes a short rest, then continues forward (after Parun and Scooby revist the pit trap and find the kobold they left there dead). Velma leads the party to the throne room of the Kobold Trapmaster. The creature flings a pair of axes at the opening door, narrowly missing the party. Scooby convinces Velma to enter the room and announce their presence and explain their intention to help rescue their queen.
Velma enters the room and is almost immediately killed by the Trapmaster. The party charges forward, intent on avenging Velma. Infuriated by the loss of his companion, Scooby attacks the Trap Master with ferocious abandon. The other party members defeat the Trap Master’s four Kobold Elite guards, then stand back and allow Scooby to defeat his foe.
Despite his only armaments being a pair of daggers, Scooby manages to triumph over the stronger Trapmaster single-handedly, avenging his fallen comrade by plunging Shaggy into the kobold’s chest.
During the fight, the cloaked figure they sought to capture escaped. The party looted the room, finding a large sum of money and trove of equipment. Scooby is rewarded with a pair of fine daggers and Xaladin takes the Trapmaster’s axes.
After the fight, the party returns to the side tunnel and finds a room containing six non-combatant kobolds. Five children and one elderly kobold join the party under Scooby’s care, fulfilling his promise to protect Velma’s family (and his own desire to have an army of monsters).