As Zion and Hammurabi ventured out of the crypt, they encountered something unexpected. Two Warforged appeared in the antechamber, pursued by Duergar. One, called Scrapheap, was a heavily repaired, dinged and dented hulk of mismatched parts adorned with a child’s artistry. The smiling sun on the chest plate revealed him to be a cleric of Pelor. The other, FE26, showed only slight wear, and was in generally excellent condition, a dramatic contrast from Scrapheap.
The two Warforged almost immediately turned to battle a Duergar cleric, and four minions approaching from behind them, as a second group of Duergar, five minions and another cleric, spilled into the room from a second hallway. Hammurabi dispatched many of the minions, but was far less successful against the stronger clerics. Zion and Scrapheap steadily wittled away at their opponents, as FE26, armed with a massive fullblade, alternated between devastating hits and embarrassing misses.
The two dark clerics were formidable enemies, using a dominate ability to force Zion to throw his sword into FE26’s chest, and FE26 to land a mighty blow upon Zion from behind. Worse yet, Hammurabi was beaten down and killed by a skull-squishing blow from the mace of the second cleric. Scrapheap managed to hack the first cleric in half with a tremendous blow from his sword. FE26 valiantly battled Hammurabi’s killer with only a single hitpoint remaining, until Zion ended the battle with a decapitating blow to the evil Duergar. Zion and the two Warforged, after battling side by side for their lives, now continue on together through the ruined castle.