Reporting has really dropped off...
We we had 3 full tables at Game HQ in OKC. One DM had the flu.
My table, having defeated the Ice Witch's similicrum and the Bear Clan at Evermelt, decided to make good on their promist to return to the Dwarven Valley and offer aid to Stokely Silverstream to attempt to mend the rift between the divided clan ad deal with the Zombie attacks. On their way back across the Tundra, they encounter a large group of men cleaning a large number of Carribou that they had slaughtered. Having Henger with them, he flew into a rage and ultimately attacked and killed one of the men skinning the animals. Even though they had a few soldiers, the men opted to back down and not fight the PCs. Instead, warning them of Vaelish's new position as Speaker and the resulting alliance with the Scarlet Brotherhood. He told them they would be fools to oppose Vaelish. Henger didn't seem threatened, but did tell the PCs he would have to part ways with them and attend to the matter.
When the PCs approached the Dwarven Valley, they spied a lone dwarf in the distance. He struggled and fell and struggled more to regain his footing. As they rushed to his aid and failing perception checks, they realize too late that the Dwarf is a zombie and he lunges at the first person to arrive. After sustaining minor damage, they kill the zombie with little effort. This causes them to pause however. Looking around the valley, they discover that it is overrun with scattered shambling figures.
They decide it is worth it to investigate the Great Forge to see if there are any survivors. When they get there, they find a scene of battle and death. Dead Dwarves and slain zombie dwarves lie everywhere. They are able to find one young warrior clinging to life and heal his woulds. He tells them that Baerick struck a deal with Akar and left the Valley and the rest of the clan for Akar to add to his zombie horde. The zombies attacked from all sides. Stockelt, Helda and a dozen or so warriors held off the advance while the clan escaped. Last he saw, the defending dwarves were driven into the depths of the mines.
The party decided to follow them and make sure that they were able to escape. Deep into the mines they found the Nexus and a heard the sounds of battle. As they entered the large room, they find a small outpost holding the dwarves and a horde of zombies attacking them. A long a grueling fight ensues but the party is finally able to defeat the undead, but not before two more young warrior are eaten. At the end of battle, only Helda, Stokely, 3 warriors and a Priest are still living. Stokely tells the adventurers that the Necromancer was present just before they arrived, but fled hen he saw them.
The PCs decide they will pursue Akar, as he seems to be the only link to finding the location of the Ice Witch. With no time for rest, they leave two players, who will not be able to make it to the next session, to help the dwarven leaders get out of the mines. The rest of the party wastes no time in tracking Akar. Next week we will find out how they do.