The apes ran amongst the group striking out at everyone, Kalam came to their rescue and flanked them from the rear. The group managed to kill them all but the paladin had gone down in the fight, quick thinking saved Ragnar from dying though and the group looked around wondering what to do. They stripped the apes of their weaponry and wondered why they were here, they were finished back at the Talons so where did these come from?
They decided to get Taklinn to drag the construct to them since they could not bypass the cold trap, while they waited they tried the next staircase, Ragnar spotted the pit trap and Mungo disabled it. There was a sealed door covered in runes, while it might be possible to open the door and Ragnar could sense evil behind it, it might be wise to ask the construct what the door led to.
By this time Taklinn had dragged the construct 'Gerri' to them and asked it some questions, the answer were mostly meaningless but it was plain he did not want anyone opening the sealed doors, but he would not say why. Mungo was directed by Lyari to try and disable the cold trap, while the magic effect could not be removed, the trigger could. Easy peasy he said getting out his pipe and started smoking it and stuck his pins and licks into where he thought the mechnisms were, he found them, alas due to using one hand the trap went off and he was frozen as solid as ice, various methods were used including stoves, blankets and being hugged by Ook Beorn's Orang-utan.
Just then the Green Hag appeared and attacked them, while the hag was dangerous, the groups combined mettle put her down before she became a major hazard, upon examining what she had about her person, they found a ring of wish. The group had a bit of discussion about the ring and what to do about it and decided to hold onto it for the moment in-case of emergencies.
The group rested up and made their way past the cold trap (one of the answers Gerri had provided was a means to disable the trap) Mungo has defrosted by then and vowed to use both hands when disabling traps in future.
They encountered some constructs which were the builders of the Banewarrens but were unresponsive to any communication, beyond the door they were next to they found a large room with two glass cylinders from floor to ceiling filled with water and large Octopi which stared at them but did nothing, a valve of some sort was in the middle of the room, Mungo was tempted to open it to see if in had some to do with the cylinders but the group gave him stern looks and refrained from using it, for now at least.
Mungo however had spotted and secret door and made his way through it with the others and found themselves on the other side of the wall of force, part of the wall was made from a different rock but did not seem passible and then realised Gerri had told them about a Plug which prevented access to go further into the Banewarrens.
The group retreated and explored the last staircase, Ragnar jumped back onto Mungo as he trigger a boulder trap which slammed down and then rolled to a nearby pit and crashed down into it, the echos were heard about minute after, no-one was keen to go down the pit, but a large corridor was revealed next to it, long and dark, the group moved onward….