The next thing the heroes discovered was a pit in which lay the near dead body of a female wizard, Leera. They helped her and in return she gave them much information concerning the ruins and the tomb robbers they were chasing, as well as the nature of the next obstacle they faced.
Just beyond the pit lay an entry chamber guarded by an armored, halberd wielding statue and numerous flying, egg shaped constructs that slashed mercilessly at the party. Through teamwork and perseverance the party emerged triumphant and was rewarded with the armor and halberd which were magic and they equipped them on Nadaar.
Beyond the guarded door lay stairs leading ever deeper. at their bottom had been erected a barricade. On the other side waited a small army of hobgoblins. The heroes burst through and engaged the monsters. Alongside the hobgoblins fought Leera's former lover Tyrel and his dwarven ally, former partners of leera. As the battles raged, the two exchanged barbs and taunts. The hobgoblins proved tough foes and things went badly for the heroes almost from the start. The were rat Seever chose that moment to return and attack from behind.The tide only turned when Tyrel and the dwarf Pinter suddenly switched sides in the middle of the fight. Unfortunately, in the final showdown, as the hobgoblins began to fall one by one, Leera was killed.
Almost as soon as the battle was over, a figure appeared at the far side of the chamber. He identified himself as Sigur, a fossergrim charged with guarding a nearby waterfall. He urged the group to follow him so he could help them. Once at the waterfall, Sigur bade them to drink from it, an act which healed and rejuvenated them completely. Sigur warned them of a massive spider that awaited them further on while Tyrel gave them the scoop on the rest of the tomb robbers including the leader, a psychopathic arcanist named Xeron. Checkmate got a pair of magic boots off of the dead hobgoblin commander. Tyrel and Pinter prepared to leave via Sigur's waterfall and Smylar pledged to help them revive Leera, if possible. In return, Tyrel gave Smylar his magic mace and bid him good luck.
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