The wights had been defeated, but whereto next? There is still the House Cannith heir to rescue from clutches of the duergar that had purchased him and his companions. So our heroes push on.
Teddy and Lorin backtracked to make sure the party wasn’t being stalked. In the meantime, the rest of the group pushed forward, traveling down several dusty corridors, and finally emerging in a large room that contained three large pits. Two of these pits held the captives. The third was partially filled with water. But the captives were not alone! A duregar theurge, two guardsmen, a couple of spine demons, and the two orc raiders that had escaped the Hunger of Hadar were also present, and were in no mood to surrender their slaves.
The guards advanced, the orcs threw hand axes, and the devils rained poisoned spines down on the party. In the middle of this mayhem, the theurge dropped blasts of brimstone hail and vile fumes on friend and foe alike. But charging through the midst of poison darts, hand axes, swinging hammers, brimstone hail, all while holding his nose against the vile fumes, Thorgrim pushed and dodged his way to the theurge.
When the sounds of battle subsided, the party stood, bloodied and battered, over the bodies of their foes. All except the warlord, who had fallen, grievously wounded. The captives were free! But the party still had to get them out of the duergar stronghold and back to New Cyre.