Noralei remained with Navril and his elves, and will assault the gate of the stronghold from the Low-way. I went down the passage to the chamber of the junction nearest the stronghold to join Rumble and Dunfallon.
Only the Dromadil pixies, all veterans of the Battle at the Bottom of the Shaft, were there when I arrived. They had set up a barracks of sorts in the chamber and in parts of the various offshoots. They told me Dunfallon and Rumble were off scouting for the hidden passage into the stronghold.
I was growing edgy waiting for news when Noralei came up from the Low-way to check on us. That is when Rumble emerged from a passage with news that they had made their way into the stronghold. Dunfallon had ascertained that it comes out within the city walls above the gate.
I sent Noralei back to Navril and his troops to await our actions.
I marshaled the Dromadil pixies and together we followed Rumble down the secret dwarf access to the stronghold.
Dunfallon met us within the city wall with the report that Nililitil had begun the assault on the other side.
It was the opportune time for us to strike. For the gate tower was deserted.
Working in tandem Dunfallon and Rumble loosened the mechanism operating the gate. And Noralei and Navril and his troops rushed in to join us.
What happened next I need more time and considered thought before I write it all down.