After consulting their resident ‘experts’ on the layout of the castle, and much deliberation on the best way to infiltrate, the party decides to enter the upper levels via wind walk and invisibility through Zarmongarof’s nesting area.
They don’t encounter much within the attic space, and avoid exploring in lieu of finding the Queen quickly. The next level down, they are able to catch several red mantis by surprise while sleeping, and then feeblemind Mistress Kayltanya after a brief fisticuffs.
As they sneak down to the next floor however, Andi fails his stealth check and announces their presence to several invisible imps nearby, who quickly alert the castle guard. The ensuing melee did not go well for the army of Grey Maidens, or their Erinyes allies. Even the bloatmage Togomor had to flee from the combined might of the party.