After their resounding success at retaking Gambara, our heroes received a new mission: Head northeast to the province of Lasio, where they are to aid in defending Castle Vannis. Our heroes and their mercenaries set out, arriving only a few days later, where they met Paladin Jant, a tiefling in service to the priesthood of Liana and leader of Jant’s Holy Knights. They were informed that Jant and his forces would be joining the party’s forces permanently, adding significantly to their strength — their holy powers would be a great boon not only in defeating undead but also in quickly recovering from battle.
Our heroes were informed that they had only four days to prepare for a two-pronged attack from the north and west. They quickly set to work, aiding in repairs to the weapons, siege engines, and walls, reinforcing where they could. They set traps in the tunnels beneath the castle, gathered medicinal herbs, and even managed to abduct an enemy officer during a scouting mission, gaining valuable information on the enemy force’s composition and strategies.
The battle was a huge success, with allied reinforcements from Keshka arriving shortly after Zalam forces declared retreat, allowing combined allied forces to surround and utterly crush one of the retreating Zalam armies.