The Ninth set up camp outside Aldencross and started plotting how to kill the commander of Balentyne, Thomas Havelyn. The next day they ambushed a patrol and posed as them to get into the tower. When night fell they let in the rest of the group and headed for the keep. In the keep they encountered Tacitus, the magister of Aldencross and pyromaniac wizard extraordinaire. After a hard battle they killed the mad wizard and his ice golem. Now all that is left is the commander.