Despite my feelings towards the majority of my party, we indeed took upon us another mission. Cedrine, the local cleric of Shantea, along with some of her followers, had driven some undead creatures into a burial mound. They had apparently made it into or close to town, and Cedrine would not stand for them near her town. There was much commotion which woke the majority of the townspeople and my party. The majority of the group had made it to the site before me, and Cedrine was addressing the situation with them. She would allow us to enter the burial site, but only if we promised not to remove anything from the dead buried there. I had no problem with this condition, but I knew other members of my party would stop at nothing to grab whatever they like.
I vowed to keep them from taking anything from the sacred burial site. As we descended into the darkness, I took the point position and used the my light spell to illuminate the Bookonomicon. He was less then pleased, but I wanted him to feel like part of the group. We came upon skeletons of varying size and difficulty, ghouls, wights, and more skeletons. While we were able to work together and defeat the said enemies, I still had my own vow to uphold, and I would not allow anyone to touch or take anything. While moving through a room with a deep cistern, the water started to glow purple and green. Roderick, after removing his armor, swam down to see what was there. When he returned, he explained that there was a crystal skull glowing with negative energy. It was more than likely the cause of the undead rising. I then removed my armor and pack, and jumped in to grab the skull. The damned thing injured me, but I was able to destroy it with a healing spell.
While exiting, the party noticed the skeleton of a grave robber. They wanted to take his gear, but I denied them the pleasure. Unfortunately, I am not one to argue with a 500 lb tiger when he wants a backpack for his mistress. At this point, Roderick noticed a sword on the skeleton and asked if he could have it. At that point, I gave in and left the tomb. I explained to Cedrine what we found and what we fought, and made my way back to town. I now have to get ready for the feast and festivities, so with the blessing of Ilmater, I leave you for now.