Trasker’s senses alert them to some unknown presence, back on the surface. He makes his way across the bridge, towards the mysterious hatch. Zuma remains with the group as they continue their explorations, where they encounter three grotesque zombies. After swiftly felling the zombies, the group presses onward, discovering an ornate looking altar. Upon stepping on the altar, the adventurers are teleported back into Xeo, the long-dead beholder’s, room, at an earlier section of the lair, upon the wooden altar.
It is discovered, upon further investigation, that Xeo was an old friend and business partner of Erasei’s, a friendship that went back centuries. They also discover the banshee they felled was none other than Nerira, the supposed vampire, who was slain in Remfrey, only weeks ago.
The group retraces their steps, and seem to be getting closer. They peek around the corner, after hearing the creaking of many, many skeletons, waiting to make their next move.