Rowan maneuvers himself close to their myestrious benefactor. "We've returned from the cave. We brought this." he says, holding out the black stone. "Is this what you seek?'
EsSarch turns his head straight toward Rowan. "One got away, you say? So they are not all dead?""Yea, some goblin shaman did get away from us. But if he'd stuck around we would have killed him. So even if he really valued that amulet, there was no way he would have been able to hold onto it." Rowan says nonchalantly.
"Your task was to kill the slaves of the cult, and to bring me the amulet. You have fulfilled the second part of the task. If one of the infected still lives, you have not yet fulfilled the first part.""Yeah, one got away. He was a goblin running in the dark. Is that a big deal?" Rowan asks gruffly. He glances suspiciously around the room.
"That may be. But I had promised you something you want in exchange for your service. You have come close to fulfilling the terms of your contract. So close, it would be a shame if you did not earn your reward. If you cannot complete the task as agreed, then you must pay for your reward another way."Rowan scowls and rolls his eyes towards Phoenix. "So you want us to go back to that cave and hunt down that last goblin? We searched the whole cave. The goblin is no longer there. I don't know that we would be able to find it."
OOC: I suspect Rowan would have already handed Es Sarch the amulet, though I didn't specifically state that.