With cunning tactics and maneuvers the Templars defeated the enemies and found the third Soul Gem. With only one Soul Gem left to find they would soon be able to face the Banelord Valak Thul in direct battle.
But beeing so close to this goal and achieving it were two different things.
For the moment the vile Necromancer was still protected by the last Soul Gem and could not be killed without being resurrected through the corrupted powers of the gem. And he was aware that three of his precious gems were lost. He would soon change his tactics and dispatch legions of undead horrors their way. Maybe he would lead them himself. The Templars had achieved victory after victory, but time was running out.