Depleted of resources but concerned about the Kobolds re-grouping, the characters made camp in the next room to rest, lined the tapestries along the hallway leading to the room where the Kobolds retreated, and built a small barrier using rubble and a statue at their end of the hallway for cover. They posted Essecaia to watch while she was in trance, and gave her a torch with which to light the tapestries, should the Kobolds approach.
Ultimately, the Kobolds attacked, charging the barrier. Essecaia lit the torch and tossed it onto the tapestry while the characters took their positions, rapidly dispatching several of the Kobold attackers. Then a white dragon revealed itself and flew over the melee, attacking the characters from above with its cold blast breath weapon. Essecaia and Gunnhild took the brunt of the attack and lay dying while the rest of the characters fight on. The Kobold attackers were separated, and several were forced to retreat back to their lair.