The party continues its delve into the Rivenroar catacombs. The group finds the body of one of the prisoners, Kartenix, captain of the Rivenroar guard. It appears the guards may have tired of his resistance and permanently ended his struggles; the ettercaps webbed his corpse to the wall. Before moving on, Baldur insists on cutting the body down and also considers bringing it along, but the rest of the group convinces him that perhaps it would be better to leave it for the time being.
As the group continues on, they manage to approach a hobgoblin and a drake without attracting their immediate attention. A successful use of ghost sound by the party wizard results in the group getting the drop on the guards and making quick work of them. In the next room, the party makes good tactical use of a balcony and a spiral iron staircase to make quick work of a group of direrats and goblins. Meriele and Ujai rain fiery arcane destruction upon their enemies while Baldur mostly hurls insults as he can barely manage to get his crossbow loaded. A final enemy lies in wait in the dark corners of the room once the group descends the staircase. Baldur is finely able to gets his hands dirty… really dirty. Baldur’s Divine Challenge keeps the goblin soldier focused while Ujai unleashes a devastating barrage that finishes with a critical hit on a nearly dead foe. The goblin explodes in a viscous arcane blast of dark crackling energy, covering Baldur in meaty goblin goodness.The group finds Mirtala tied to an altar and suffering from filth fever. They manage to release her and cure her disease but Mirtala initially refuses to speak, being in a deep state of shock from her ordeal. The group tries to coax her back from her trance-like state with kind words and encouragement, but is only successful once Ujai decides to convince Miratala she can be trusted as the two had met before in Fallcrest. Baldur protests and wants no part in the lie, but is convinced it was for the best once Mirtala regains her senses. With an ever growing group in tow, the party sets off to find the last several prisoners.