- Adam B. – Adamo Preda the Catfolk Swashbuckler (11th)/ Rogue (3rd)
- Adam J. – Token the Catfolk Warlock (14th)
- Ben – Bondar Ironskull (Splintershield) the Dwarven Cleric (14th)
- Pete – Zartan of the Smoking Eye the Human Ranger (7th)/Rogue (6th)/Fighter (1st)
- Seth – Whisper the Human Duskblade (14th)
- Gretchen – Human Paladin (13th)
- NPC – Yakov Smirnoff the Goblin manservant
- NPC – Kazmuk Splintershield the Dwarven Cohort, Favored Soul (11th)
Exiting the library they encounter the floating globe-like creatures with multiple eyestalks in their heads they had observed through the windows. The party is blasted with eye rays and attacked by a suddenly very different looking Flava the Kobold Monk. The party is not surprised by this turn of events. After a brief melee the creatures, including the now revealed doppelganger in their midst, are defeated.
They continue through the house, but find very little of interest, but note many life-like statues. They eventually find a room with an illusory floor. A twenty-foot wide pit drops into darkness. Utilizing his Feather Fall ring Zartan drops down to the room some eighty feet below. He finds three zombies and discovers that when they are killed some type of acidic demon erupts from them and continues the fight. The party hurries down and the creatures are defeated.
The group finds another, even longer tunnel dropping downwards beyond the range of their sight. Using a combination of magic and ropes, they eventually come to a huge, round door with a stylized Beholder and multiple gems on it. They find the door locked and trapped. In attempting to disarm the trap, Zartan finds the door fires Force Bolts at those who tamper with it. Whisper examines the door and determines affecting it with a particular spell activates it. Token uses his ability to Deceive Magic Items to activate the door and open it.
Beyond they find a large hall with statues and a painting of a jail cell holding a woman that looks like Celest, the woman who had asked them to seek Zenith Splintershield. There are also two more of the large circular doors within.
They open one and come face to face with a large Beholder dripping acidic slime. An epic battle ensues. Party members are zapped over and over by multiple rays. Dispel Magic is cast over and over on Charmed party members who suddenly find themselves alternately liking and hating the Beholder over and over again. It starts to feel like they’ve taken part in an entire season of Greyhawk 90210. During the melee characters are hit for massive amounts of damage from disintegrate rays, three are turned to stone, party members are put to sleep only to be kicked awake by their teammates and Kazmuk Splintershield is disintegrated to dust. It’s a close battle but utilizing all their skills and abilities the Beholder, who they discover was actually Valanthru in disguise, is finally killed.
Much magic is expended in returning all but Kazmuk Splintershield to a healthy, unstoned state.
End of Session 27.