The Overlord gets more powerful creatures and the Heroes got to buy some better weapons. The Overlord's new power showed itself in the very first turn.
It was looking a bit ugly for the Heroes with Jain down so early and a pack of these little doggies surrounding them.
Jain managed to stay on her feet long enough to find the key and started for the door. It appeared the Heroes had won but the Overlord had amassed quite a hand of cards. The cards started dropping and suddenly the Heroes were in some trouble.
Another dog (technically a Barghest in case you're curious) had come along and grabbed the key the Overlord needed to win. The most powerful Ettin had chased down Jain and she couldn't open the door. The Ettin attempted to throw Jain from the door, over a chasm, delaying the Heroes at least two turns. It came down to a tough dice roll to prevent the Ettin from succeeding. The dice were in the Heroes' favor and there was much rejoicing (and a little bit of lamentation)!
Again, the game balance was perfect and it all came down to one or two turns where either side could win. Next week is the second half of The Twin Idols and whatever peril that brings.