The group heard rumors of the hobgoblins allying themselves with the gnomes and sending messengers to the swamp. The group decides to try to ambush messengers at the bridge 1/2 mile south of town. Late at night, the group sees two gnolls meet with three hobgoblins. The group tries to spring the trap after the gnolls have left the scene. The catch the hobgoblins off guard and manage to kill one before the remaining two run off.
The group is awarded 112 gold and each get 200 xph.