The party had a brief rest before heading up the Grand Staircase. The eerily quiet staircase appeared to be deserted, and the party cautiously made their way up to the second level without incident.
At the top of the stairs the hallway opened to reveal a room with Demonic faces carved into the walls. Ragnarr lead the way, wisely choosing to avoid the Demonic faces. Just then the door burst open and two Foulspawn Barbarians looked out! In very non-typical barbarian fashion, they shouted a garbled warning to their companions and held their ground.
Sign Milnar and Halor Edgewood fired at range while Dirstav and Ragnarr closed in. Just then some Skirmishing Manglars teleported between the lines through the Demonic mouths! The Manglers put the hurt on Halor Edgewood with their magic Dagger Dance (ala Dance Magic Dance). A Grue also appeared, though failed to eat anyone. The party succeeded in vanquishing the Foulspawn and pushed forward.