…and nearly killed half of us.
Inscribed round the pile of skulls: " Ashurta, slayer of these weaklings, keeper of the Blade of the Ashen Crown. Even in death, he is stoic and strong. The might of Xoriat has not bested him, and HeIl goes with him."
While exploring the antechamber, the party were attacked by a dozen kruthiks from the four holes in the walls around them. After an intense battle, the party discovered a bag belonging to a member of the Kech Volaar, or “Wordbearers” of Darguun. According to the journal inside, these goblins had come to Ashurta’s tomb in search of the blade.
The bag also contained a key to the tomb’s entrance, and a scrap of leather with a curious image:
Beaten and bloody as they were (with the exception of Kalharath, who didn’t have a scratch on him), they made camp and rested. Data collected some kruthik blood for his own nefarious purposes and infused his mechanical rat with some new magical properties.