After a near defeat against four reanimated skeletons—three of which were killed, while the fourth was pushed into the hole in the floor—the group (Aoife, Barrin, and Nohl) took some time to regain their strength and examine their surroundings, stumped by a wooden door barred off by metal with a very solid lock.
Meanwhile, a human cleric by the name of Hovan wandered into the tower remains to solve the mystery of this… mysterious tower that never existed before, but sooner found his companion Fredrick dead and looted at the entrance. Upon seeing the door opened beyond the deceased body, Hovan continued onward to find his answers.
Unfortunately, Hovan unsuccessfully tried to cross the break in the hallway floor and plummeted to the bottom, joining the still animated skeleton and alerting the group on the other room. One crossbow bolt later, Barrin and Nohl helped the human cleric out of the muddy hole and discovered that Hovan is the priest’s missing son that they were sent out to find. Hovan joins the group to finish searching this tower, helping to break the sturdy lock on the door that was blocking their path.
As the door opened, the group was met by two undead and the ghoul commanding them, who attempted an escape with a heavy chest clutched at it’s side. After losing it’s treasure chest, the ghoul revealed a secret tunnel in the wall and made an escape while the group defeated the zombies and dumped them in the hole with the pile of bones. Hovan, after losing sight of the ghoul, returned to the group to inform them that the tunnel leads to the outside. The group searched the final room and tried to open the ghoul’s treasure chest with sheer strength, but failed. They decided to return to Brymdale with the chest in Hovan’s hands while the night turned to day.
Returning to the town in the morning, the group followed Hovan to his home to find the priest deep in conversation with a large muscular man. The man is introduced as Novha, Hovan’s brother, who had just returned after many years of being away, and was just about to be sent off by their father [the priest] to find the group searching for Hovan. After opening up the chest from the tower at the locksmith’s shop and relishing in the spoils, the group decide to rest in the priest’s abode for the day before deciding on what to do next….