In a moment, Kriv and Orin were on him, Alphazar joined in, and before the devil could even react it was dead. But, not before a rain of fire came down from the top of the room, making the party wonder if there were more devils lurking in the shadows.
Reef, meanwhile, headed upstairs. As he approached the landing, he came face to face with a wizard who hauled off with Fiery Tendrils of Death! Reef survived the blow but could barely move.
In short order, the rest of the party joined Reef upstairs on the balcony, where they slaughtered poor Kaltis. Tossing the nefarious wizard’s chamber yielded a strongbox with over 500gp and a primo magic item.
After handling the chapel and its corrupted inhabitants, the party did a final check of the castle. Finding no trace of further corruption nor of the Iron Circle, they bid Baron Stockmer farewell and headed back to town for a well-earned rest and drink in the local tavern. Old Kellar was more than happy to give the heroes of Harkenwold as much meat and mead as they wanted. As the adventurers relaxed for the first time in days, a scarred tiefling dressed in black and riding a black horse, reigned up hard outside the tavern. Stomping into the bar, the new comer says, “I carry a message from Lord Vhennyk.” Unceremoniously dumping a severed head on the floor, he continued, “Lord Vhennyk wants you to know that the Iron Circle is not finished with the Harkenwold or the Nentir Vale.”
The head belonged to none other than Dar Gremath of Albridge. On recognizing it, swords were drawn and Alphazar attacked, only to have Xaelin step in between him and the Tiefling, Lividius, trying to bring calm to the situation before it exploded and innocents in the tavern got hurt. Alas, this was the most remote concern of Lividius who promptly used his fiery blade to slash at everyone nearby, injuring several.
Lividius proved to be one tough customer, but once Kriv, Orin, and Alphazar got in position, with the help of Reef and the wizards with their lightning attacks, he was blown to bits before he could bring his mighty powers to bear a third time.
1 lvl 6 magic item
150 in the chapel
146 in the bar
Kriv and Berrian are 4th level