A hole in the ground north of the Cordon – May
Discovered anomaly of interest! Cottage of foreign design in middle of the zone just north of the wall, near the secret entrance.
Contains construct or animat serving corpse of gnome “master”. Books in unknown script. Construct v. powerful and resistant to our aggressive actions. (May be self-repairing?) – Note: party tired and wounded. Further; animat resistant to magic?
Cottage also contained teleporting(?) artifact/anomaly.
I must convince the others to return so I can converse with the construct. Can it tell me where it’s from (if from outside zone)? How it got here?
Also; killed troll. Scourge. Party debating whether to return to collect reward/kudos vs practicalities of already being inside the Zone.