|The ones they fought had been|
properly primed and painted.
The main loot of the adventure was a pair of statues, each 3' tall or so, depicting the White Queen of Dundagel. You know those silly cheesecake statues you see in comic shops? Kinda like one of those depicting Emma Frost, but made of grey stone and wearing a crown. They tried to sell them to their bleary-eyed friend Sir Hugo, who is known to be into that sort of thing, for 1,000gp but he was short on cash. So they settled with selling them to a merchant for 750gp. Now if Hugo wants them later he'll have to pay 1,500gp.