The company retraced their steps to make the first night's camp beyond the West Gate. Alas, they had stirred the Orcs within, and a great number came seeking them by night. The company were ill-prepared to meet this enemy and a terrible battle was fought in darkness among the Holly trees.
The Orcs were eventually driven off, but only at great cost.
Ugrik, Oin and Glorban the Dwarf fighters, and Burmon, Hepti and Ymir the Dwarf hirelings all went to the halls of their ancestors.
Telthalion the Elf warder was ended.
Einar, Ran and Dalain the fighting-Men were slain, as was Frewine the Rohirrim groom.
Eremin Sulk of Bree was put unto the Earth, and Elindir Half-elven of Rivendell scarcely survived his injuries (constitution reduced by 1, to 5).
Also slain were Alf the guard dog, Fumbul the mule and Eohild's rouncy Gleowine.
Rest well, brave souls.
the Elf Medium (MV 12", AC 9, HD 1, hp 1/1, AL N) great cloak, lantern
; spells: color spray; scrolls: sleep, sleep, charm person
Hirelings: Georges; torch