After a short journey to the Northwest along the hills, the group catches their first glimpse of the keep. Its an old crumbling stone tower, and bandits are clearly visible at the entrance. The adventures watch quietly from the forest, waiting for the cloak of darkness to cover their attack. But as night falls, they witness a large group of the bandits leaving the keep. They stay hidden, watching as the group of maybe fifteen disappears into the night. They take this opportunity to strike, quickly subduing the two bandits left guarding the tower, and the two bandits in the stables. They check the rest of the tower for enemies, and finding no immediate threats they search the four floors of the tower more carefully.
The first floor is a common area, with tables and a fire, and two adjoining rooms, one a kitchen, and the other a large storeroom. The storeroom has a whole in the wall leading outside, and another hole leading into the earth. The second floor is made up of rooms, most containing beds. A quick search reveals one room containing a Chest of Documents, and a chest full of ancient coins. The third floor has a few cells where they find a prisoner, one of the missing clergy. The clergyman doesn’t know why he was taken, and can only tell the adventurers of two camps the bandits maintain, one to the West, in the forest, where messages are received and sent. The other camp is near the town, there to keep an eye on the comings and goings. The fourth floor of the keep appears to be blocked off by debris that will take time to remove.