After dispatching the door guards, the heroes of Brindoll (et al.) proceed through the double doors of the keep. Inside they quickly eliminate the Gnoll guards but discover that the entrance way is blocked by magical portals.
After some experimentation, Cullen fortuitously, finds himself in the true entrance way. As the other heroes attempt to find their way through, the Barghast returns to attack the Cleric. The Barghast’s attempts at mind control are rebuffed by the power of Lanthandor. While Cullen battles the Barghast, Kaeraelia manages to manipulate the portal to join Cullen in the entrance way. They manage to wound the Barghast, and as the others arrive the Barghast flees.
The heroes re-group and proceed into the complex. They find a room that contains three Gnoll guards with hyenas and a strange, constantly shifting floor, which they deign not to enter.
They hear the apparent sounds of fighting which they follow and come to a room that appears to be set aside for training. There are a number of Gnolls and a Shadar-kai trainer engaged in sparring. The heroes decide to intervene.