Although the Mites were mostly killed several were able to escape the attack on the Kobold den. Thankfully the Mite who seems to have been the instigator of the conflicts between the communities of the region was recaptured. After some rather backwards torture the Mite admits that he was once Gearsaw, a gnome mage apprentice, who was the victim of faulty reincarnation and either before or because of the incident has become determined to exterminate as many communities as possible, regardless of their race. He carries a tattered piece of leather with him, indicating 23 hash marks, in addition to four bone knifes that have been hollowed out to contain a rather serious acid. Our heroes saw the potency of one of these knife on a Kobold warrior, though little was left to examine afterwards. Thankfully, because of the sudden appearance of two new heroes Ri-Natuo and Q%$#(@-Lin, the mite was subdued and later questioned. Though Gearsaw claims to be no one’s servant he does admit that he was supplied with magic materials by the “Men of the Lake” at the command of “their master” presumably The Stag Lord. Gearsaw seemed to only be interested in his own death and taking as many with him as possible, though our heroes were interested in finding his lab Gearsaw proved to be too uncooperative and was “squashed.” Later the Sootscale Elders were helpful in pointing our heroes in the direction of the Mite’s nest and our heroes set out to exterminate them. Upon finding the nest the cries of a Kobold were heard by “Junior” (Tar-Tuk), the elder son of the Sootscale Chief, and our heroes. Proceeding into the nest our heroes came across the Hatchery of the Mite and rather quickly dispatched the giant centipede that guarded the eggs, as well as four other Mites.