Upon receiving a request from the Skant, Deebldorf's Mayor, the party set out to find the lost mining pick of one of the first founders. This founder was described to them as a female dwarf named Giselda who set out 80 years ago to find proof of the cult of the necroticks thought to have driven life from the region over 300 years ago. After she set out on her journey she was never heard from again. Upon hearing that some miners were being lost in the very tunnel she had disappeared from the party was sent to investigate.
Devorak, Turramok, and the newest adventurer to be added to the party Valeous set off the explore the tunnel and find out what had happened to the miners, as well as find the first founder's mining pick. After traveling about a mile inland underground the party stumbled upon a newly uncovered chamber. Upon investigating it was found to be the home of a couple ghouls who were quickly dispatched by the three. Within the passage they then discovered the corpses of three of the missing miners. Chewed up and dismembered the party elected to leave the corpses be and continue searching for the tomb or other miners whichever came first.
After a quick search of the alcove they found a hard to see hole in the wall that opened into worked stone and stale air. It was here that the party first stepped into the tomb. Obviously not meant to be an entrance the party worked there way through a maze of traps, ghouls, and a skeletal champion to discover Giselda's journal. It recapped her findings within the tomb and as well as warned that the necroticks were very much alive. In her last entry she stated that she was going to drop the entrance in an effort to prevent the necroticks from reaching the surface again.
Upon reading the journal and resting for a short while the party set forth further into the tomb only to be halted by a room of supernatural darkness.
To Be Continued…