The party left Vestan’s estate and immediately made their way to the Cogs. They found Vestan’s property in the Cogs and explored the attached Dhakaani ruins, but all they initially found were a pair of goblin corpses being fed upon by some beetles. The party retreated back to the Cogs and hired a local bugbear named Moguul to help them translate the goblin language that was inscribed along the walls of the ruins.
Moguul and his friends informed the party that they believed that the reason the workers had stopped working was because they had been “asked” to stop by Daask, a local crime syndicate run by monstrous humanoids who live in the Cogs and the slums of Sharn. Even though Daask sells addictive narcotics and traffics in slavery, they are largely respected in the Cogs as the only reliable law enforcement, and when Daask makes a request, it is seldom ignored. Moguul and his friends knew nothing more about the matter, though.