The adventurers prepare and mount an assault on the dwarven stronghold. Waiting for night and with the help of Rummiran and a contingent of centaurs, they begin their attack. Cale and Syd sneak into the goblin’s guardtower and begin the attack as Rimidan, Sabrina and Claude hold the line at the gates. In a few minutes, the ogres, orcs, goblins and worgs are vanguished with only Rimidan bloodied by battle. The party decides to rest in the goblins’ bunk after searching the housing for treasure.
The next morning, the party enters the mine and quickly find themselves in a deadly trap. Swords rush out of the walls and along the floors, slashing at the adventurers while Syd desperately tries to shut down the trap’s trigger with Rimidan defending her as best he can. Sabrina is slashed by one of the blades but healed by the paladin and the party is able to keep moving.
They eventually reach a destroyed elevator shaft the drow have broken to cut off the mine from the surface. After interrogating and disposing of an orc guard, the party learns a little more of the monsters that have reinforced the mine and begin lowering themselves into the dark. Moving down the rope, Sabrina slips and falls 60 feet, nearly dying as she crashes into the broken elevator at the bottom. Cale is able to keep her alive and as the rest of the party gathers in the dark depths, they prepare to go further into the dwarves’ stronghold.