The party regain their breath before steeping into the teleportation circle. They appear in a room with smooth unadorned pillars. A rhythmic “clang” can be heard from the sole passageway, fading in and out like something moving back and forth. A sneaky look by Donga reveals a Bronze Warder on guard duty.
Deciding to forgo the animated statue at this time the party open a set of double doors and find a norker and red Duergar and a fight breaks out. The fight initially goes the way of the dwarf’s but the Bronze Warder strides into the combat and strikes Renmar hard. Torgeir breaks off from the Duergar and engages the statue, forcing it back and providing breathing space so other party members can run into the room. The fight is further complicated for the dwarfs as a devil and second Duergar enter the fray. A combined effort by Aisling, Torthal and Donga bring down most of the living foes as Torgeir and Renmar hold the Bronze Warder at bay. Then concentrated fire brings the warden down and the last Duergar.
Renmar heads back into the initial room to a large tank and breaks it open to release a translucent fluid with a Bronze Warder head.
Searching reveals a library with books dedicated to Yurtris, a holding cell with hay, and a runic summoning circle. The party remove part of the circle destroying it and, after Donga fits some rope traps on the teleporters, gain some rest in the holding cell.
During the night Donga hears the familiar zap of a teleporter, and some cursing-like voices, but the party are not disturbed.
Heading through a 2nd teleporter they appear in a room barely large enough to hold the teleporting circle and three doors. Renmar opens a door and spies another Bronze Warder. He casually closes the door and says “Nothing to see here.”
Torgeir tries the second door but finds it locked. A strike with his hammer indicates that the door is under some type of arcane protection.
Donga opens the third door to a large room with three norkers and a hideous Duergar. The Torgeir, Renmar and Aisling enter the room and prepare to engage those there. The Bronze Warder breaks its way through double doors to engage Torgeir, while the norkers seem content to use their slings from a distance. A human comes out from the other side and shoots a bolt of lightning at Renmar and Aisling before heading back the way it came. It reappears via the previously arcanely locked door and strikes at the back of the party. Renmar tries to follow the human around side but is forced to break the door down. He and Torthal are quickly engaged in a close, brutal fight with the human, who has the uncanny ability to disappear before the brother’s eyes. Torthal is forced to grab at the human to hold him in place as Renmar tries to bring him down.
Meanwhile Torgeir stands toe to toe with the Bronze Warder preventing it advancing on the other party members. He is struck several times but manages to hold his own. He is even able to knock the statue prone and force it away for a moment’s respite as the Duergar joins the melee. Combined spell and weapon blows bring the Duergar low as Donga is commanded to help the Runehammer brothers.
Despite the combined efforts of the three dwarfs the injured human knocks out both Renmar and Donga before running into the large room. Warning Aisling that he is about to leave her open to the Bronze Warder Torgeir teleports to the human and crushes its chest. Fortunately for Aisling and Torgeir the Bronze Warder stops moving. Commanding Torthal to see to the fallen Torgeir runs to the remaining two norkers and with the aid of Aisling kill the pair.
Searching the set of rooms and bodies the party find a magical staff, a ritual book, money, a runic symbol of Moradin in the shape of an anvil, a map with a note (“the shield”, “this is not power that holds shield” and “Seek Kararakos”).
The party collect what they want and start the trek back to the 7 Pillar Hall. On the way they collect the two Meiglits and “Wee Piggy”