Ghesh opens the door and is immediately fired on by an armoured human. Sahri moves out into the corridor to fight this humanoid, but falls into a pit trap, which she spends the rest of combat climbing out of. Ennefer rushes up in wolf form and is struck in the side by an arrow from a hidden elvish woman. The Spectre moves up to the woman and threatens her, she seems unfazed. Both enemies are taken out by the groups combined efforts. Rey’s cloud of daggers spell deals massive amounts of damage to them. The elvish woman is knocked unconscious until awakening to Rakshasa’s cruelty. The man is made to remove his splint armour, which Sahri dons. He is questioned by Rey and eventually the group realises that there is a secret door leading to his employers. He proves quite uncooperative however and The Spectre pushes him to his death into the pit trap. The Spectre realises a lot of the corridor is trapped. The woman is also killed by Rakshasa when she attempts to escape.
Deciphering a message transcribed into late celestial from deep speech Rey opens a hidden door disguised as part of the wall. It reveals living quarters that have apparently been occupied for quite some time, despite this fortress supposedly being abandoned. The group finds a small shrine to Sulgastor, which they soon discover leads down a staircase. The Spectre picks up a strange, but familiar looking prayer mat. He sneaks downstairs, peering through a keyhole he can see a library and a pair of metal doors depicting strange angels. Beyond the doors he can hear a chant occurring and light emanating from the room. The group heads down just as the ritual is finished. They hear screaming and three frightened individuals come out of the room, sealing the door behind them. The priest threatens the group and when they refuse to allow him to pass he casts Hunger of Hadar on them, he is eventually knocked out by the group. The Spectre picks up a seemingly important magical item he was carrying. Sahri kills the cooperative thug when he attempts to run upstairs, Rey grabs the third person who has seemingly been traumatised by what he saw in the room, repeatedly saying: “I’ve seen him, and he’s seen me”. Ghesh hears a large, inhuman creature moving about the locked room and it seems to be trying to break free. Rey and Sahri each grab important looking items from the shelves before they close the doors behind them.