So, things just got a bit weird.. in the last session, the PCs managed to intimidate the corrupted guards into leaving them be, and then cleared out the Hidden Forge (but not yet the Prison) before reporting back to the council. However, they took a hell of a beating from the Cursed Forge-Spawned in the process and now want to take a 2 week break to recover and retrain.
This of course means that Mountainheart Chiselrock knows exactly what the PCs have just done and that they now know about the Triad, and how strong they are, so what is he likely to tell them and what are the Triad likely to do in Skaggorak in response?
Obviously I'd rather not just say that they move on and go into hiding, which they might realistically do but which would ruin the adventure, so are there any suggestions for repercussions from this?
(One idea I did have was that the PCs mentioned in front of the corrupted guards that they had trouble fighting stone golems, since Mountainheart is the leader of the Stonesmith's guild he could likely have a powerful stone golem made to defend the Triad, but I don't know if this would cause contradictions with the availability of that skill level in a level 5 town or the speed with which it was done.)