Having determined that the captured brigand’ compatriots were lurking near the village; the group sets out to investigate the ruins of the Moathouse. Battling giant frogs near the gates resulted in the death of the party’s elven archer. In the upper level of the ruins, the party discovered a hastily abandoned camp (and an abandoned prisoner – a Ranger) but no brigands . Giant snakes, lizards, and ticks were found, however, and triumph had. A secret door was found leading into the lower reaches of the complex. The party decided to investigate.