After finding the dead elven warrior, the party decides to spend the night at Carp’s old house, and wake early the next morning to find the body has reanimated, and is trying to kill them. Carp gets a critical hit(yay!) and the zombie is killed. They travel to Cragmaw Castle, and along the way find the crashed ruins of a elven dropship. They find more elven zombies and meet Iarno Albrek(Glassstaff) and Null, an elven soldier with a broken leg. The party lets Iarno go and decides to help Null. They travel to Cragmaw Castle, finding that the people somehow managed to clear the castle. They meet with Vann and Sildar, and decide to travel north to the Dwarven Republic, through the Plateau Pass. They drop Null off at Nadius Tower, where he would meet a contact. They find the contact had drunk himself to death several weeks prior. They convince Null to come with them, before heading to Dwalin, capitol of the Longhill region. They pass through the town without incident, and reach the border of the Dwarven Republic.