Jack lays leaking, on the rubble, inert from the impact of his fall.
Fortunately, Guido appeared to be safe from the attention of the ancient guardians, and was able to roam about the chamber in relative safety. After tying a rope around Jack so the others could haul the warforged warrior to safety, Guido looks for a way to bypass the iron defenders.
After an extensive study of the doors blocking the entrance to the forge, Guido was able to figure out the mechanism of the lock.
The adventurers prepared to open the doors. First though, Corlath devised a barricade to prevent the doors from opening all the way. He hammered pitons into the stone in front of the doors, and piled some rocks in an effort to prevent the doors from fully opening. A small opening would be left that the explorer could fire into, but would not let the Iron Defenders out of the Foundry.
After making their preparations, the doors were unocked and opened but the Iron Defenders did not react. After they are shot at by Corlath hiding behind the door, though, they burst into action. The two beasts slammed into the large adamantine doors, attempting to get out of the trap that has been created. BAM! The door to the left holds! BLAM! CRUNCH! The door to the right is slammed into by a Defender moving at full speed, pitons, rocks and Corlath are all knocked flying.
Arrows and bolts flashed through the air, striking one of the constructs. As the things turned to attack Corlath, a shadowy figure emerged from the darkness, directing arcane energy at the Iron Defender that had escaped from the Forge. Using the distraction to their benefit, Jack and Guido struggled to haul Corlath off the ground and back up to the safety of the roof as a construct tried to snatch him out of the air. Nearly losing his foot, he is pulled to safety.
Khan took his chance as the gleaming construct was distracted. He carefully aimed and planted a shaft through the top of the creatures head, destroying it.
As the crew began to plan for handling the second metallic guard, it suddenly bolted from the Forge and quickly dashed out of sight around the side of the building. Having chased the thing along the parapet above, Jack reached the rear of the build just in time to peer over the edge.
Leaning over the edge of the stone parapets to looking down, Jack was startled by the sight of the ancient iron construct scaling the wall to the roof! The glowing red eyes were over half-way up the wall, and before Jack could react it had reached the roof.
With a mighty blow, Jack tried to knock it loose as it clambered over the rough stone, but swung wide and teetered precariously near the edge. Sensing his companions danger, Corlath charged in to distract the dangerous foe. A few seconds of clashing steel later, the Defender was crushed into inoperability by the combined assault of the warforged fighter and dwarven cleric.