Upon leaving the laid of the Were-Rat Fiancée, our heroes turned north, seeking the Hammer of one Binwin Bronzebottom, dwarf smith at Faldor’s farm.
On the way, they encountered something you don’t see every day – an ogre. And not just any ogre. A zombie ogre. A well-armed zombie ogre, obviously the product of some local mad wizard, which the party may want to consider tracking down at some point.
A pitched battle ensued, in which at one point the zombie ogre’s morning star was enchanted with heat metal… which didn’t affect the ogre very much, because it was a wood handle. Upon later reflection, potentially a petrified wood handle. But now the party was facing a zombie ogre with a flaming metal morningstar.
Which they eventually defeated.
They found themselves at the abandoned dwarf mines, to find it not so abandoned. Posing as slavers, Gorgonzola led the party into the mines, where they encoutered a Duergar (Dingle the Duergar), his pet basilisk – Barbara, passed a bunch of goblins, some orcs, and while the orcs were taking the party back to the slave pens, the team killed one orc and charmed the other. We left off with the party and their charmed orc friend in the tunnels of an abandoned dwarf mine. Behind them, a Duergar intent on finding… something.
And, oh yes. The Duergar is keeping Binwin’s prize hammer in his personal tool belt.