The party gathered in the cavern under the shrine of stone and rested. They regained their strength and searched for Bucca. They found a red metal plate under the sand and Flint put it in his pack. They then moved upstairs and searched through the monastery. They broke into Hellenrae’s chambers but did not find anything of note besides a locked chest. Nessa infiltrated the distillery as a spider and then broke the group into it. They swiftly took care of the monks inside and moved on to the dojo (after stealing some booze). Lantian went in and talked to Hellenrae, and she invited him to spar. She knocked him down to half health and called the fight, returning to pummeling the initiates. She defeated them soundly and invited Lantian to fight some more. As he stepped up, Flint barged in and prepared to fight. In the ensuing chaos, Hellenrae clashed with the party but was overpowered. They brought her back to her quarters and interrogated her, but found out little. The finally decided to kill her since she would not be swayed and could not be reasoned with. They raided the chest using keys from Hellenrae’s neck and recovered some substantial treasure. Nessa then used her magic rope to carry Hellenrae’s body along as a sort of dead, floating trophy. They returned to the dojo and revived one of the initiates. He was found to be a mercenary named Barst, a rather unscrupulous character who wished to just leave after hearing the cult was falling apart. The party sent him off to find others who would defect and then dealt with the other 2 monks. The first jumped up yelling and attacked right away (and was swiftly dealt with). The second was a merchant’s son named Merric who only wanted to escape. Barst returned with 2 others and then left the monastery, but Merric was brought along and protected. The party learned that all that was left was a minotaur, 2 gargoyles, 4 duergar, and 3 monks. They decided that if they dealt with the monks, their work would be done. They went to the scriptorium and tried to reason with the first monk. He ran and tried to alert the minotaur and succeeded, but when the minotuar had arrived the monk had been restrained and gagged by the party. They told the minotaur that the monk was a traitor and the creature proceeded to lift the monk bodily and gore him on its horns, killing him. The creature then asked the group where his brother was and they said they didn’t know. The minotaur then smashed a desk and stomped off to look for him. The party then headed off back through the courtyard and found the last 2 monks in the kitchen. Upon realizing their identity, the one monk rushed them with a kitchen knife like a psycho and the other curled up on the floor. After some frenetic battle, the knife wielder was put down and the other shown the body of Hellenrae as proof that the cult was fallen. He ran from the room and jumped out of a window. The party then heard the familiar stomp of hooves in the hallway and fled out the north door. They ran around to the garden and quickly took their horses (under the watchful eye of 2 gargoyles) and fled the monastery. Though there was some bickering on the road, the group eventually made it out of the gully and camped just as the rain was letting up.