So, the dwarven adventuring party on level 1 confuses me. First, the number of dwarves mentioned in room 68 doesn’t match up with the number of dwarves–although this is relatively easily rectified.
However, the reason for their entrance into the dungeon was to find the dwarven cemetery. They entered through the Stonewrought Stairs and wound up losing some of their number on the other side of the map, despite the fact that the area they were searching for was only a little bit away from their entrance point, AND, (and this is the confusing part), they had a map of the level… Why did they go some 400’ out of their way if they had a map?
I hadn’t realized the confusing implication of these things (their map, their death locations, their goal) until after my players had rescued one of the dwarfs. After the session, I realized how bizarre this evidence seems. Thoughts on possible explanations for this oddity? (Thinking about giving the dwarves really low Ints and having the rescued one–who has joined the party–be constantly lost.)