The bear hit Boraheen very hard time after time, but with some healing support from Sa-Heen and Mirra Oakwell, and a hit or two from Gok the beast went down. The troll created areas of thorns, making killing him difficult but once he was cornered he was killed without too much effort. It was the flameskulls that gave the adventurers a hard time. They took turns throwing the infamous fireball spell at as many of the group as they could, creating bursts of devastating fire. Eventually they too were destroyed, and the adventurers rested in a nook in the cavern wall.
After resting for a few hours the group traveled west down some stair, following the smell of cooking meat and ever thicker smoke. The smell and smoke came from a curing room at the end of a hallway. Another door nearby led to an area of improvised rooms where a group of troglodytes and nothics waited.