Thanks for your patience Acodispo and Red Barron... I've been holding out to see whether how I might introduce Mero and Brother Walfreid to the existing Hezmog party, but now it seems there might be a possibility we could put a new parallel group into play.
Flightcommander, do you want to hold out for Akbar's potential revival (with 12 con he has a 90% chance of surviving), roll up a newbie, or both?
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