After Holly and Will fall in combat within the Temple under the Dowerstone mine the part decides to fall back return to town with the bodies of their fallen comrades
Smenk pays for Holly and Williams resurections but leaves town still fearing the inhabitants of the temple are after his life.
The party is not in dept to Smenk for his financial generosity of bring Will and Holly back to life, however if the party wishes to Venture back into the temple they will not be paid from Smenks end.
Even so the party regroups upon a request from the Druid Trib and they are informed he has a plan ot get back in the mine.
On the way to meet with trib that party is ambushed by a pair of Tiefling archers, similar tothe tieflings they had encountered in the main room of the temple.
Once the party came under attack a mysterious half-elf emerges from the treeline. With long bow in hand he aids the party in defeating the Tieflings.
The Half-elves name is Truk, he is a ranger who has been doing reserach on the parties reccent ventures and wishes to assist them in their cause.
Upon arriving at the observatry Trib informs the party that he has In fact he has been working for 2 days digging a tunnel into the mine with his summoned animals (Badgers and Wolverines).
The party agrees to use Tribs tunnel to enter the cave and head off to explore this temple even more.
Upon entering the main hall of the temple once again a teifling stand at one of the three doorways Truk shots him with an arrow however the tiefling close the door in time and most likely informs the rest of that temple area of our pressence.
The party still leaves the tiefling be and continues down the hall with the broken door. Phage beleives it to be a hall dedicated to Erythnul seeing how the Creatures are Ogre or Troll like and the often use morningstars, the dieties weapon of choice. Howeverm this idea has not yet been confirmed.
The party moves through the same rooms they have gone through previously, but it is obvious the inhabitants are better prepared for the parties return.
Holly comes across a Thunderstone trap indicating they are ready for the party.
The party moves to the same cliff face where Will and Holly met their demise on the previous venture.
The party discusses a plan to have urshak attack the archers from above while the rest of the party moves down to reienforce.
How ever the conversation takes a it to long and the party is overheard by the archers, thus ruining the abiliy to surprise them. Also, Urshak fails the leap from the leadge above and similar skill failures result in diffulty climbing down the ledge. Its Dejavu for the party.
Trib pulls through using his elemental and a scroll of Swarm summoning to great effect to help most of the party climb t the bottom on the cliff.
However with the party split up a pair of grimlocks ambush those still on top of the cliff. Luckily a well organized fight by Phages Undead, William & Truk shooting from range defeat the grimlocks.
The archers are widdleddown gradually by Tribs Swarm and elemental until they are defeated.
The ntire party climbs to the bottom of the cliff where they heal & regroup. The adventure deeper into the temple is about to continue.
The party meets up togather at the emporium, with their new Friend William Terrmain, a Soldier from the garrison assigned to keep track of Urshak.
Urshak is still in prison for a few more days
Smenk Invites the party to his mansion for dinner once again
Apparently Smenks body guards have been getting hurt or killed recently
The party heads to smenks house but things are not the same as their previous vist
Smenks house was always know nto have an open door, but not each door was heavily guarded upon arrival. The party was asked to remove all weapons and is ecorted into the estate under the watch of armed guards.
Smenk has had a business problem with the Dowerstone mine and is requesting the parties help
He asks the party to head into the mine in order to colect unpaid funds from the inhabitants deep within the mine.
After further questioning we find that was most likely the man that followed the party arround town
Further questioning reveals Smenk is not telling the party the entire truth. Nearly walking out the door smenk finall breaks down and tells the group he is in danger and needs the groups help.
Smenk attempted to manipulate the mine inhabitants by giving them lower quality product but charging them more money
Dennis (his man servant) was decaitated and his head was placed in Smenks bed as a threat from the mines inhabitants
The party accepts Smenks request (1000gp Each as payment) and ventures to the mine
Smenk has an inside mine that is able to get the party into mine between shift changes, after they are in the mine they are on their own.
The party reaches an elevator at the center of the mine and heads down
At the bottom of the elevator the party engages a pair of Tieflings and defeats them.
Prior to the tieflings defeat one was able to bang on a nearby door, possibly alerting allies to the party
The main hall has 3 hallways leading off it and a large pool with dark liqued in it
2 of the hallway doors have labels of a diety, Hextor, and Vecna, the 3rd is unlabeled
The party decides to head down the unlabeled hallway first
The first room down the unlabel hall is 3 grimlocks that ambush the party and nearly kill both casters. The party is able to receover and defeat 2 of them before the 3rd retreats
The party moves to the next room where they come across 2 hounds with fearing howls, a Grimlock who acts as their hound master and the final retreating grimlock.
The battle seems to be going well until the Hound Master Grimlock gets a critcal hit on the already damaged WIlliam and kills him.
Phage preserves Williams body so it can be brought back to life at a later time.
The group Decides that the 2 skeletons Phage has risen will be enough and the party continues on
The party comes to a cliff over looking a large chasm. The wall of thei side of the chasm is setup to climb down and the party begins there accent.
From the opposite sid eo the chasm a pair of Grimlocks begin to fire arrows at the party as they attempt to go down the cliff.
Some party member fall, some get taken out by arrows. In the panic Holly ends up taking volley of 4 arrows and dies.
Phage casts a feat spell on the Grimlocks and the party (Trib, Phage, 2 raised skeletons) gather the bodies of there fallen comrades (William and Holly) and make their way out as fast as possible.