After several encounters, the party finally gets a chance to rest. Mysterio offers to take guard while the other sleep.
Midway through their slumber, the party is awakening to a rustling within the camp. They find Splug, naked, inside the camp lurking around. To add to the confusion, Mysterio is no where to be found!
Splug was acting extremely vague and elusive, and before the party could get answers he bounded down the hall! A chase ensued, unfortunately the party could not catch up to the escaping goblin.
The party even with the absence of Mysterio, the party decided to press on. Killjoy led the party deeper into the corridor with the symbols of Helm. There they encountered Sir Keegan, the original lord and guardian of the Keep. Keegan’s skeletal apparition bade the party to stop Shadraxil from returning, and offered his assistance if they could return to Keegan the corpses of his slain children.
With directions to the children, the four party members descended to the barracks level. Sneaking ahead, Felicity crept towards the kitchen, where he spotted an ogre preparing the evening’s meal. A coordinated surprise attack felled the giant quickly, and the party was able to loot the stores for supplies.
Moving on, the party went through the mess hall, then down through an unlit corridor. Good luck led them to a children’s play area, just outside the children’s room. From behind the door leaped the children, their long-dead corpses rotted and vile. Killjoy blocked the door’s entrance, absorbing the necrotic globs the children disgorged on him. Just as the party felt they were in control, an unseen force stuck Jub-Jub from behind!
The cube of gel moved in, looking to absorb a meal, while from the side the children attacked with glee. The party divided their attacks, dropping first the Cube and then the children. Their remains were brought back to Keegan, who awarded the party with Aecris, his holy sword.
Returning to the mess hall, the party found an ominous door. Nailed to the door were several skulls, underneath which was written, ‘No Peeking!’. Inside, they found valuable paperwork, with details of the plot within the Keep. The party found that the ritual is expected to complete this very day, should all be on schedule.