In an attempt to get more information from about the layout and numbers of the Stag Lord the fearless bard entered the keep, alone, under disguise. After some attempts at fooling the guards he was found out and fired upon. In his haste to remove himself from fire he released and Owlbear upon the keep, as a distraction. Moving on, after this masterful move, he then found an unlikely ally in the Watch ranger known as Akiros. Akiros had, apparently, infiltrated his way into the service of the Stag Lord waiting for this opportunity. The rest of the group reached the gates just as it was opened, by our two unheralded heroes. The owlbear had to be slain, as it was about to destroy the rest of the group upon its exit. This was done with haste as the others moved quickly into the keep. The Stag Lord’s best man was felled with one mighty blow from the fighter, no doubt sending waves of panic to the other bandits. The Stag Lord was surrounded, burying arrows deep in the barbarian only to have the pain returned. Akiros and his ever faithful bow put an end to the Stag Lord and his rein of terror. Another two days were spent recovering our health and exploring every inch of the keep. A vast treasure trove was unveiled…we have to hold this keep and make it ours. After the two days the party ventured to the great tree to make sure it was still clean. Then to Nettle’s crossing to dump the Stag Lord body into the river. As it sunk, Davik’s ghost finally laid to rest, they were rewarded with a magical Ranseur. At last the party made their way back to the outpost to find it smoldering.