After their last encounter with the goblins, the young heroes walked into another room in the dungeon and were met by an angry bugbear named Kurrash. Weilding his deadly axe, Kurrash slashed through the surprised warriors, dealing heavy damage to everyone in the party. The heroes fought back valiantly, and when Kurrash saw that he was beginning to loose the fight, tipped over a giant brazzer, burning everyone in its wake.
With all his comrads fallen, Aelar sent a final blast of arcanic energy toward the bugbear. The air crackled with electricity as the hairy goblin fell to the ground. He quickly roused his friends and tended to their wounds. They searched the crates in the goblin storage room and found enough water to replenish their stores, and several coils of rope.
With great trepidation they opened another door and were relieved to find an empty hallway. As they neared the end of the hallway, they walked into the next room and were just as surprised as the guards in front of them. The soldiers quickly went to work on the intruders. The heroes fought like ravenous wolves for their meal, crossing swords, dodging arrows and running about the small room devoted to the minotaur god, Baphomet. An aura of evil pulsated from a nearby altar threatening anyone that got too close. The heroes battled among the statues of the gods.
While Aelar, Jett, and Kava fought three of the soldiers, Ulvein found himself staring at… himself. A doppleganger took on his appearance, but seeing how well the company was faring against the soldiers, it attacked along with them and helped slay the final guard. With hands in the air, ready to surrender, the Doppleganger revealed herself. Jixin plead with the group to spare her life. She gave them healing potions and warned them of Malareth’s plans to raise the dead and that he used to have dealings with a dwarf named Traevus. The heroes took the potions and let Jixin leave. They looked at the door in the back hallway of the room. If Jixin was telling the truth, their greatest battle lay just beyond that door.