After a thorough nights rest in a storage closet, our heroes explored what they found to be the last room of the eastern side of the crypt. Inside the chamber, bodies were burning in a pit, and a sentient shadow attacked them, and it was not looking well for our party. Then our cleric came crashing through the ceiling! having lost his way in the woods, he roamed to the ruins of the castle and fell through a sinkhole into the chamber. The shadow was promptly defeated! Onwards they discovered, past the original entrance to the crypt, a deep pool, a room with a mural of Kessan, and a locked door with place for an as yet unfound shield. Finding this dead end, they returned to the pool to discover the floor of it filled with hundreds of keys. With some clever detecting magic, they found they key they needed. After a hallway of statue traps, they found a clay statue of a Gelbrazu wielding two shields. Upon approaching it, it attacked them, and almost fell our druid in one hit! After a tactical miscalculation, it was taken down in a flurry of attacks of opportunity. beyond its chamber, a burial tomb filled with treasures fit for our heroes were found, and they rested there for the evening.