We head back to a refugee filled Hammerfast. They are from Axefell which has been overrun by undead. Axefell is just Northeast of Winterhaven. Their king is Thogrid the Absent. There is also a council of clerics meeting in town. We are hailed as heroes as we enter, but everyone has business for us before we get a chance to party. Dulgar meets with his dad, Zulgar the Bold, who is leader of the Council of Lords in Hammerfest. Castar is supposed to meet with Ztasdil the High Priest of Pelor.
Dulgar meets with his father and the Hammerfast council. There is some chat about who is responsible for payment for our heroic deeds. It is finally settled that we can choose some armor to be crafted for us. There may or may be some kind of reward from Lord Farren Markelhay. The council is also sending a diplomatic message with the Dulgar.
Dulgar escorts Castar to his meeting with the priests. Zorbin the Dwarf, Tomwise the Halfling, Silvais is a Paladin to Bahamut and seems to be dominating the meeting. Silvais does the talking, which is somewhat unusual considering where we are. Ztasdil tells Castar that his Calling has come. My task is at hand. Nar Tell the Damed has a tower outside of Axefell. Unfortunately, they believe the Book of Death has been found. Castar needs to try and find the four books and return them to the Temple of Mordin in Hammerfast. They suggest I use a special stone to locate the books, they give me a cloth that might have belonged to Nar Tell. The stone is the Iron Tomb which nobody has entered for years. We are warned not to touch or remove anything from the tomb.
As we enter the Tomb a disembodied voice questions us about our intent. We explain and are allowed to pass. There is some kind of fire trap that Tobias trips as me enter. Mindartus is unable to disarm it fully. As Dulgar takes his turn at punishment in the fire, it goes out and restarts after he passes. Castar asks him to come back and then walks with him through the trap leading the wolf.
We head down the hall, crowded around Dulgar, and enter the first room. We are attacked by a Banshee and some Zombie Hulks. They hit hard and we immediately have to pull out the big guns. We eventually down all the zombies. Then they start getting up again. Castar shouts, “throw them in the pit!” Mindartis beheads a zombie in combat and he disappears. Castar runs over and beheads another that is prone and it poofs. The rest of the zombies start to rise. We finish off the zombies again.
As we proceed into the next room, all hell breaks loose. We are attacked by Swordwraiths, Wights and some kind of four-legged, horned creature (basalisk) that Korvus Bronn immediately rushes and leaps upon. Korvus Bronn rides the basalisk into the room where the big fight is going badly and the gaze of the basalisk immobilizes two creatures. Tobias suffers some major injuries and Korvus continues to hang on to the basalisk. In fact, Korvus maneuvers the basilisk into turning a wight to stone. Castar bravely kills the second Swordwraith and the fight drags on…
Korvus guides the basalisk to another kill and we finally finish off the rest of the undead. Eventually, Korvus conquers the basilisk who runs off to another chamber before turning to stone.