The party mount an offensive on the strange keep, teleporting into the lower levels and beginning to free the slaves. After a pitched battle with the exceedingly resilient Warforged, their leader Ashur makes the party an offer. In return for their departure he frees the captives and hands them the chest they seek. Ashur claims the party are being used by the dragons through their agent, Listris.
The party embark on the slow task of returning the captives to civilization. A small band of Warforged take their leave swearing revenge on Ashur and inviting Brawn to cast aside the weak flesh he serves.