Time check: Party has consumed 3.5 hours since the long rest ended and the Vampire Spawn hit them.
They take another short rest.
They scan the room they are in, and find two locked doors at the base. The upper door has growly sounds on its other side; the lower has clicking-beak-like sounds.
Party returns to the VmpSp room, to waste 21 hours, so that they could take another long rest of 8 hours, which they do.
Middle of this, Game Day #33 arrives.
While resting, they spot (this time) the exit chambers of the Ogre Zombies on the hallway wall.
The party IDs the +1 morning stars and Cali takes them. Goes back down the hall to the “Cup” room (due to its shape), but first notice small cracks outlining on an opposite wall….decide that its more, and so they trigger the fight.
Kill three more ogre zombies that showed up, gain 1,950XP, and then they short-rested.
They move into the “Cup” Room, to investigate doors. They work out the locking mechanisms, and opened up the “top” door.
This dragon has been imprisoned, and it can’t fit through the doorway to where our heroes are. We have an extended fight, restricted by that damn hole in the wall doorway.
During which time, this beast speaks to Rhongar (Draconic) and has been mind-beamed by Snark. The reading the gnome takes is of hunger, pain, anger. Rhonghar did manage to get it to briefly speak of its captors. Rhonghar drags over the corpse of one of the ogres and tosses it into the dragon’s prison. Dragon dines.