The group reentered the vault beneath the Abby. The walls of the tomb were found covered with images of Minotaurs. When the group passed through the first chamber and into the next, they were greeted by three Minotaurs who warned them to leave the vault. The Minotaurs claimed that the vaults were theirs, and that the group had no right to invade the space. Thom explained that they only needed to find a relic of human descent and would not take or damage anything else. The three Minotaurs decided that they would let their leader Leralix decide what to do with the group.
Leralix, a robed Minotaur greeted the group with similar suspicions and agreed to let the group find their relic if they would kill a group of Gnolls that had unjustly laid claim to the vault. The group agreed and were led by the Minotaurs to a door, where they were told that the Gnolls were.
The group entered the door, which led them to a darkened room with a second door on the opposite side. The whole group minus Sir Oakley began to sneak up to the second door. Oakley assured them that he would not be part of a sneak attack. Gloomhollow opened the door and saw that there were three visible Gnolls and a campfire across the room. Thom dug into his pack and produced a glass vial of oil. He threw the vial of oil at the camp fire and it exploded in a large circle of flame. Thom threatened in a menacing tone that the Gnolls better leave or face consequences. Archemenos added a menacing laugh to the threat. The Gnolls though shaken a bit pulled their weapons and prepared for the threat.
Archemenos summoned a copy of himself into the room who launched a ball of energy into the middle of the enemies. The group of gnolls began a chorus of barking and howling then two of the Gnolls with an unnatural evil look in their eyes charged Thom and Gloomhollow. The gaze of the Gnolls dazed the two of them forcing them to look away. Azrukal turned into energy and passed through the two evil Gnolls. Three more of the Gnolls charged into closer fights with Azrukal and Gloomhollow. Gloomhollow focused onto the Gnoll she could stand to look at and slashed it wickedly. Thom followed her lead and stabbed at the evil creature. Oakley could not take being at the back of a fight with evil and charged out of the room calling the wrath of the silver flame through his sword and onto the Gnoll.
Archemenos waited for his chance to attack most effectively while Azrukal Blasted the four nearby Gnolls back and away from his companions, leaving one dead. Archemenos saw his chance and exploded his mote on the three Gnolls. He then followed up with a psychic blast that left two of them dead.
The remaining Gnoll continued his wild barking and charged Gloomhollow. The doors to the south of the room burst open and four more Gnolls joined the combat. Three of them charged into Gloomhollow and Azrukal. Thom, focused onto the last remaining Gnoll from the first group and with a keen strike left it dead. The fourth gnoll, dressed in robes, launched a strange pink energy that controlled Oakley who attacked Thom and Gloomhollow knocking her out.
Archemenos again launched a mote into the middle of the enemies and then created the image of beautiful shining sword beside the Gnolls. Azrukal blasted the three nearest opponents and moved back away from the front lines. One of the Gnolls went to investigate the shiny sword and gave his back to an attack from Oakley. The other attacked Thom and drew some of his bardic blood. Thom brought Gloomhollow back to the fight with some encouraging words and slashed the Gnoll who had dared touch him. Oakley lent healing prayers to Thom, and stabbed the Gnoll Thom had struck killing it.
The robed Gnoll retreated away from the ball of energy and again controlled Oakley, who missed Azrukal, but slashed Thom.
Archemenos exploded the mote damaging Gloomhollow and the nearest Gnoll, and then blasted the robed Gnoll knocking him down. Azrukal followed suit and shot the robed Gnoll. Regaining her feet, Gloomhollow charged the robed Gnoll, and left him dead from her lightning quick strikes. Thom coordinated his attack with Oakley gaining a flanking position. The two of them attacked the final enemy and it could not withstand the onslaught.
The group searched the two rooms, finding many valuable items buried inside garbage piles. Thom noticed something unusual about a wall to the south of the second room and with a hard shove, opened a passage into a room that must have closed for a century. Inside, the group discovered a sitting demon statue with amber eyes, and a bowl in its lap. When they entered the room, the bowl lit up with fire. Azrukal boldly walked up and pried a gem stone eye free despite the fire in the bowl flaring up and burning him. None wiser was Archemenos who witnessed his companion get burned and decided to retrieve the other eye.
On the far side of the hidden chamber, the group passed through another hidden door, and met again Leralix inside his chambers. Leralix was caught off guard and was pleased when the group presented several minotaur artifacts they had found, and the head of the robed Gnoll as proof of their destruction.
He in turn offered the group a few objects of value and asked them to help him once more. He claimed that a demon existed inside the vault that had kept them from getting rid of the Gnolls, and he wished that they would destroy it as well. Oakley agreed to vanquish the evil immediately and the group joined in his decision.
Total experience per player for session: 520