On the way to the ruined moathouse, the party encountered a half-elvish magus tied to a post and left for dead. He gave his name as Devil Pancake and said that he’d run afoul of orcs while traveling cross country on personal business.
The party took him with them for his safety, but he quickly proved his value in combat.
The ruined moathouse was far from abandoned. Giant frogs, brigands, giant snakes, green slimes, and zombies poured out of pools and rooms and piles of rubble at different times during exploration. Very little treasure has yet been brought out.
The party regrouped overnight and prepared for another expedition.