The party was faced with puzzle and low resources. They proceeded cautiously. By setting up an alarm and 3 watches, the party successfully survived the night in the lower tower. However, they forgot to remove the dead bandit from the cauldron room. So they had recharged their powers and health but Jeras Falck was able to raise further undead and the stakes.
As the battle ensued, a stranger approached. Go was searching for some herbs for his master when he came upon several dwarves around an ancient ruin. The idea of adventure over took his obligations to his lord. What is ones loss is another gain, the party could sure use another blade during this epic battle.
It was a fierce battle. The Necromancer had prepared a trap and was accurate with her spells. The zombies, Skeletons and Zombie Lords fought hard. Both Zechs and Dana fell unconscious, multiple times, during the heated fight. But alas, even a hot dm's die was not enough to over come the combined strength of the party. We'll have to wait until next week to get the TPK.
The original 6 party members gained 2715 experience. The late joining Go received 1648 experience.
The Party, Sorik, 5 freed Dwarves, and the captured Yellowskull bandit make it back to Fallcrest without any further ado. Captain Nathan Fairingray is pleased to see the dwarves and bandits, but is visibly saddened at the news of his lost guards. He is glad that you returned the items found on their bodies. This will go a long way to help the families of the fallen. You head back to the Silver Unicorn for a well deserved meal, drink and rest, all on the Lord Warden's expense account. The next morning, Wisera informs you that the Lord Warden requests your presence for lunch at the Moonstone Keep. Remember to bring a masterwork weapon or armor for enchantment by Davril Dewshinning, the Lord Warden's Enchanter.