Grimtooth quickly changes tactics, and jumps backward to assume a defensive position, centered in the doorway. He towers menacingly, darkened by the dim torchlight from the room behind him, axe head streaked with blood, and a smoldering defiance in his eye.
Duran and Varros take advantage of the momentary lull and back away from Grimtooth, sheathing melee weapons and readying bows once more.
As these two reposition, the others get a clear view of the hobgoblin in the doorway.
Gaven is the first to react, and without hesitation casts his spear across the short distance with a mighty heave. The weapon flies true, and before Grimtooth can duck, the spear plunges into the humanoid's throat, and the leader of the goblins falls to the floor.
Suddenly all movement in the room has ceased. The barking of the dogs has picked up once more, muffled still through the door far behind and, strangely, seems to echo slightly from the room ahead as well, with a sort of distant, faint, metallic quality. From the room ahead can also be heard sporadic, low, painful groans.
Combat Round 3
Party wins initiative 5-1
Gaven (throws spear at Grimtooth)
d20 = 12 + 2 (short range) = 14 (hit); d6 = 6 (Grimtooth killed)