Attendees: Erin Gharash Sariar Eldreth
The party had defeated the guards in the outermost room, and prepared to venture further into the chambers beneath the ruined guard tower of Farqhard Manor. Erin snuck down the stairway and was met with a largish room, apparently a crypt of some sort. Four sarcophagi, battered and abused, stood in the centre, and alcoves, two containing suits of armour, lined two walls. In the far corner, a makeshift altar stood. Erin recalled some of her shadier knowledge, and soon recognized the symbols adorning the altar as those of Tiamat, evil dragon goddess, and Kurtulmak, creeping patron of the kobolds. Four kobolds surrounded the altar, making their obeisances: three spear-bearers in light hide armour, and one figure in scale armour kneeling directly before the altar.
Before she could report these findings to her compatriots, the kneeling figure arose, gathering something from the altar as it turned. Grasping a mace in one claw and the obsidian dragon symbol of Tiamat in the other, the kobold bellowed:
"DEFILERS! YOU WILL DIE FOR THIS INTRUSION!"
Battle was swiftly joined, as the kobolds swept towards the entrance, and the heroes quickly advanced to meet them. Erin ducked behind a sarcophagus to hide from the kobolds' view, while Sariar hung back by the entrance.
This proved a tricky fight for the heroes. The flagstones surrounding the tombs were trapped, triggering mechanisms hidden in the suits of armour to fire darts tipped with paralysing poison – Gharash and Eldreth both succumbed to this, and Erin was shoved onto a trapped plate for the same effect. The kobold priest wielded the power of Kurtulmak as well, and lobbed his own darts of paralysing energy. This allowed the skirmishers to surround the heroes.
Erin was down for a while during the fight, but Gharash called on Melora's blessing to put her back on her feet.
Each of the kobold skirmishers was eventually driven to flee; two of them escaped down another stairway. The third surrendered to Gharash – the dragonborn being legendary figures of fear for the kobolds. (The fact that he was standing between the kobold and his escape didn't help either.)
The priest fought until the last, doing a lot of damage, and his scale armour made him hard to hit. Eventually he was brought near death, and charged the intruders in one final act of fury. A wave of evil energy flowed forth from him, dazing the heroes and driving them back – but it was not enough to save him.
The fight done, the heroes paused to gather their wits and strength.