Herbert asks the party to defend him while his men loot the library. The undead hordes outside have located them and a long grueling battle is fought while Herbert and Rene’s men take as much as possible from the library. Strahd arrives and battles Rene. Using some evil spell Rene’s sword burns in his hands and paralyzes him. Rangrimm manages to drag Rene to safety.
Malek puts himself in Strahd’s path.
“Go my friends! My purpose is finally fulfilled. Now let us see if I can take a few undead horrors with me to my rest!”
The party escapes through the circle, leaving Malek behind to meet his final rest.
The party travels back to Stoneybrook to check on Sven.