The group learned about the Black Earth cult from their charmed friends, but got tired of them reading from Marlos’ testament and stopped them by telling them they were not initiated. They then waited until the two un-charmed monks came back with robes and then attacked. They swiftly dealt with the 4 monks, knocking one unconscious to interrogate. They learned that the monastery has a shrine where Qarbo spends his time and that the stairs down lead to the mines which lead further down to a locked door to Tyar-Besil. They also learned that the cult took prisoners from the Mirabar delegation. After finding all this out, the monk started yelling for help but was quickly silenced by Lantian. Lantian and Flint don cultist robes and masks and the group headed towards the shrine where Qarbo could be found. After peeking in and seeing him, they had second thoughts about attacking and retreated stealthily to the courtyard. The party deliberated in the courtyard, but noticed that one of the statues was watching them. The gargoyle attacked and the party vanquished it. They retreated to the hallway to see a woman exiting the dojo adjacent to the scriptorium. They held still and silent as the blind monk passed and narrowly evaded detection. She locked herself in a room just north of the courtyard. The party peeked into the dojo and saw 2 unconscious monks and one tending to them. Then the door to Renwick’s room opened and Bucca and Nessa rejoined the group (invisibly). The invisible members checked out the garden and found the statues seemed to be too lifelike and frightened looking to be natural and saw another gargoyle waiting on the roof. The party then headed downstairs and ran into Jurth and his cronies. Lantian and Flint talked to Jurth and asked for his keys. Brenna stealthily took Jurth’s keys and got away with them. She snuck over to the south door and started opening it just as Jurth was sending Lantian and Flint back to talk to Qarbo for keys. Jurth ran to the door and looked outside, while Brenna snuck under his outstretched arms into the hall beyond. Flint and Lantian went up the stairs a little way and devised a plan to bribe the guards for the keys. When they returned, they paid 20gp, but when Jurth looked for his keys they were gone. He began berating and hitting Drool, the ogre, for taking them. As he did, the rest of the party snuck into the south hall while the orogs were distracted. Just as they closed the door behind them their invisibility wore off.