31 Arodus, 4714 AR
- The trio makes a deal with Harzogopas (signing a contract no less!), vowing to free the imp from its bound state in the Witch Tower in exchange for information on the dangers awaiting them in the dungeon.
- The group continues on, activating the lever mechanism in the secret prison to bypass an acid-filled section of the dungeon and negotiating their way past a corroded clockwork servant guarding the treasury of the Canteclure family, former owners of the tower according to Harzogopas.
- After a quick battle with a ravenous undead ghoul in the treasury, the group explores a new, unfinished tunnel that leads to the main tower collapse. An inspection by Hamish confirms that the collapse was engineered, and the group discovers three bodies in the rubble, including two kobolds and an old man dressed in fine robes. The trio wonders if the old man could be the wizard Balthus Hunclay.
- While further exploring the freshly hewn tunnels north of the collapse, the group is ambushed by two kobolds. They kill one and capture the other – a female kobold archer calling herself Sesserak. The trio learns that Sesserak led the kobolds here at the behest of Chief Roaghaz of the Blood Vow tribe, ordered to work with Balthus Hunclay to undermine the Witch Tower’s foundations. Unfortunately their efforts went too far, and the tower came down before it was supposed to, killing the wizard and several of her kobolds. Sesserak claims she cannot return to her tribe after such failure. She tries to escape as the group considers her story, but is wrestled to the ground and bound. Emraeal argues for killing the kobold (a race for which she shares no love) immediately, but relents when Bat and Ham insist on bringing Sesserak to Belhaim to face judgement.
- The group makes its way back to the dungeon’s entrance with Sesserak as its prisoner. They collect the bones of Harzogopas’ long-dead master (for later burial) on the way, making good on their promise to free the devil from its imprisonment, and exit the ruins of the Witchtower just prior to sunset on the 31st of Arodus, 4714 AR.