After making their exit from the White Dragon safely, the adventurers battled their way through more goblins before taking respite in a quiet corner of the dungeon.
Suddenly, something gets the Bear growling low in its throat, as it faces an unopened door.
Aruk readies himself as Zykos scurries to perch on a statue in the shadows.
The door opens slowly to reveal an enormous grey Dragonborn. He wears old scale armour with a tattered crimson cloak. At his side he wears a short sword, and carries an enormous club with iron bands reinforcing it.
After the adventurers square off, he introduces himself as Ikeda Sentoryu, a travelling warlord.
Before the conversation can go much further, a squawk of alarm from a number of goblins signals the ambush.
Ikeda sets about him with ease, incinerating goblins and tearing through them, whilst guiding the others expertly.
The fight does not last long.
The Dragonborn decides to join the party and they continue through the dungeon, battling arcane constructs in a deviously designed puzzle room, and human guards of the necromancer.
One of the guards, rather than be skewered, reveals itself to be a Changeling by the name of Jixin. She offers information on the mage, and some valuables in exchange for her life. Soon after she makes a hasty retreat.
The party finally confront the wizard and his undead servants, destroying them and taking the chest back to Traevus for their reward.
With that, Aruk bids farewell to the party and heads his own way with Bear. As he walks north into the frozen wastes, Zykos and Ikeda make their way to Fallcrest in search of women and a decent gambling den…