Upon reaching the keep, Brug scouted it out and spotted a contingent of lizardmen guarding the courtyard. Therefore, the part was able to catch at least some of them by surprise. A very hard fight ensued, after which only half the party was standing. And unfortunatly, Brug was slain during the melee. With their resources taxed, the party retreated back in to the tunnels, to set up camp in some dark corner of the underground network.
The lizardmen were alll bearing the mark of warlord amcathra.
(Josh, if your reading this, hope you feel better soon!)