After some keen investigating, the party discovered that there is a Dueregar base of operations right in the Seven Pillared Hall. Jacob was left outside whilst Odessa, Thom and Kimara Nimbleton entered the front door. Thorn Shadowclaw decided to take the high road and sneak down the chimneys slaying two of the guards outright.
The two Duergar soldiers guarding the door were not certain if these were the people that the scouts had warned them about so they invited them to the back room for some of their private wares… This didn’t turn out. As soon as they turned their backs, Thom assaulted one with a bottle of Dwarven Ale and Odessa choked the other out with a sleeper hold. Kimara Nimbleton tried to go for the legs, but her Gnomish strength was evident.
After tying up the two unconscious guards to Jacob. Odessa started to question one of the dark Dwarves. She discovered there was a map to where they needed to go in the office.
One guard was left in the only unexplored room. Thorn Shadowclaw set himself ablaze with his flaming cloak and with the fury of a hundred demons, tore apart the scout that tried to destroy the party during the night.