Still inside the forbidding Kyuss Temple, the Thia, Thulben, Delmirev, and Milez awaken in the old barracks where they last left off. The adventurers get started immediately not even taking a moment to eat breakfast. Thulben, feeling confident about clearing the barracks halls eight hours earlier, opens the door to discover the female elven assassin had reanimated into a zombie. The elven zombie had caught herself in one of Thulbens hunting traps, cauterizing her legs off. Unfortunatly for Thulben, his confidence caused him to be bitten by the zombie as she crawled towards him between the door threshold. A quick fight ensues and the zombie catches fire and dies from one of Milez fire bolts.
The party continues on and discovers another corpse inside a room of worship. This time the corpse is that of a half-orc. As Milez pokes the dead half-orc with his staff, the corpse reanimates and attacks. Another quick battle occurs and the zombie is killed. The party searches the room and finds some loot as well as some silver pieces. Thia places the silver pieces on a large vandalized statue of St. Cuthbert where the coins vanish and the statue seems to heal itself. St. Cuthbert seems to be making his presence known as much as he can, despite being overrun in a now pure evil place. Milez makes another offering to the statue, this time a St. Cuthbert amulet. When the amulet is places on the statue, it too vanishes and this time the party feels blessed as they gain 10 temporary hit points.
The party moves on, this time traveling back East through the Temple. The come to a series of tiles they believe to be trapped. The party decides to continue East through a door instead of South across the tiles. Descending through a maze-like hallway, the party encounters and slays four zombies before continuing on. The party eventually comes to a series of staircases leading down further into Temple’s lower chambers, where they discover they are inside the Temples old crypts. Thulben and Milez tag-team the tombs one by one discovering the skeletal remains of former Kyuss Paladins. Thulben accidentally gets smash happy on the tombs and breaks one that contained an explosion trap, causing him to be burned by the blast. Thulben, now a little more cautious, decides to take a break from tomb smashing and descend down a secret stairwell he discovered within another tomb. The party fallows him down into the cold, damp, blackness….