in the middle of the third day the party plus nicholai come upon the monastery. the large doors to main building are locked, so the fighter sneaks in through a broken window in what have been the rectory. unfortunately the fighter also sets off a trap and the party are docked some of their pay by nicholai for potentially damaging the site.
having fallen through the floor into a subbasement the rest of the party follows the fighter and begins exploring. they find a hidden passage leading to a natural cold cellar. after fighting some corpse-eating oozes they find a key on a limed-over body that had been dumped or fallen into a small pool in the corner of the room.
after defeating another nest of monsters the party is weary and directionless and retires to the main floor of the monastery to rest and regroup.