With the temple properly surveilled, the group decided to make a stealthy entrance via the second floor balcony. Aided by magic to keep their combats quiet, the group stealthily used gratuitous amounts of violence in their escapade. First they fought a hell hound near their entrance point. Then they found Barry sleeping in his room, they killed him in his sleep and took his gear. Then they chopped up his body to make him harder to ressurect, in doing so they found that his heart was replaced by a dodecahedron shaped box. They also killed the living nightmare guard that Barry had.
The group found a workshop in an adjacent room with some documents in it. spending a few minutes in there, the group opened the box that they found and discovered a copy of the kintargo contract, a hellmouth amulet, a letter from Odezzi (a famous contract devil), and a contract for Barry’s soul.
Next, in a room past some clay golems that we didn’t fight, the group discovered a captured azata who was being drained of her life-force to power the temples defences. After freeing her, the group moved on to killing some erinyeses in the library. during that fight, the vampire high priestess of nogorber showed up. but she ended up having such a bad time fighting us that she fled.
After that fight the group found a room with some spooky paintings that could give you a heart attack. Then they found a treasure room guarded by a Shining Child. they killed him. there might have also been a mimic on the second floor, hard to remember.
Also, every door on the second floor had a plane shift trap on it. Edie almost got sent to hell a couple of times.
After all of that, the group decided to start working their way through the first floor.