The party continues to loot the elven barrow under the hill called “Witchhenge”. Opening another massive set of stone doors, they are confronted by a corridor lined with small, arched doors of stone, engraved with many elven designs and symbols. Durian (Robert) opens one and discovers a sarcophagus adorned with suspicious sun symbols. It is determined that the sarcophagus is trapped, and a remote opening method, involving some rope, is devised. Opening the sarcophagus triggers the trap, incinerating the helpless rope.
The party is then confronted by the occupant of the coffin, a Wight dressed in the tattered raiment of an elven king. In the ensuing combat, Bob the Bold (Dennis) unleashes the magic of the Shield of Blinding that the party had found earlier. While it blinds the Wight, it also temporarily blinds Whitey (Ken M) who was caught in the “blast radius”. The party takes advantage of the Wight’s inability to see and rains death and destruction upon the creature, finally reducing it to a heap of bones and ash. The rewards include an amber-adorned crown and a masterwork dagger with a wave-edged blade.
A similar sarcophagus is found in the next room. This one adorned with black crystal bars instead of the sun motif. It is apparently untrapped, and the body of the elven king within is not animated. A masterwork short sword with hilt guards in the form of seahorses and a polished sea-green marble in the pommel, and a crown of black crystals adorned with a mountain design, are found within. Another chamber contains a horde of zombie guards, which are expertly dispatched.