As the party trudged from the depths, tired, bloody and bruised, they encountered a final obstacle. Four fresh human guards (led by a captain in impressive plate armor) blocked their way at the main gate, the portcullis closed behind them. They demanded the return of the slaves and the foremen, but Lux refused.
The battle was bloody, and the captain’s armor glowed a dull red as they struggled. In the end, however, the party prevailed and Lux chose to take the captain’s armor as a trophy. They exited the Pits into the sewers, waiting until dark before climbing out. The slaves scattered, and the party took Foreman Selis into custody at the Light Gale Inn.