From the mind of Daenes Heasirryetyn:
Remind me again why we’re going into the dark, creepy tunnel with mind-eating monsters? I can see why the Drow would jump at the chance to take a mission underground, but the giant bug and Thon? I don’t know, seems awfully cramped for a 9 foot Sauriel and an 11 foot praying mantis. What’s his name again? Klik? Sounds right. At least we can all see in the dark… I think. Well, here goes nothing. Maybe we’ll get to kick some butt. Corellon Larethian knows I need some action at least.
Gross… this place smells disgusting. Like dead bodies or something. Oh.. yep. Dead bodies. Definitely dead bodies. Hold on, two of them are standing up. I wonder if they need help! Uh.. scratch that. They’re definitely beyond our help. Ghouls by the looks of them. Well, I got my wish for action! Well there goes Klik, diving head-first into a fight. Looks fun! Well now, looks like we’re all getting in on the fun.
Well, the ghouls are taken care of, but I think something’s wrong with bug-boy. He sort of stopped moving in the middle of the fight. Is that a bug thing? Does he freeze up in battle? I sure hope not. That could seriously cramp our style. At least Peter was fun to punt. Huh, looks like he’s coming back to his senses. Guess he’s alright then. Gross guys, why are you going through those dead dudes’ pockets?
Annnnd off we go deeper into this festering cave of death. Woah, shit! Archers! Why are the Flind attacking us? I thought we were on their side! Come to think of it, those dudes are thinner than the Flind. Weird cousins maybe? Klik! What the heck are you doing?! Why are you talking to the bow wielding dudes?! Yeah, see? That didn’t go over so well. Telling archers you’re here to “kill” something isn’t exactly going to calm anyone down, now is it? Why are Klik and Vincent telling us not to shoot them? They have arrows pointed at our heads! Annnnd backing out, backing out.
Next room, please! Man this place smells. Oh great, another room with more Flind cousins. Klik, stop. Seirously. Stop trying to “negotiate” with these dudes. They’re obviously not interested. Especially since that dude just flew a flaming ball of grass at our heads! Holy shit that Bug can jump! I think I just peed myself a little.
Ledges. Why are there always ledges? I can’t kick ass when they’re on a freaking ledge. Fryn is trying to hack at the fire ball. I wonder how that’s going for him. C’mon Thon! You whack a burning bush with your bare tail, and you seriously don’t think that’s gonna sting? Well, I’m of no use right now. Hey, is that another hallway?
Well hey! Another room with those weird Flind cousins, and yuck, another ghoul. It’s halberd time! Damn that was sick! Did you see the way I gutted him like a pig and threw him against the wall? Well, obviously you saw me do that, ‘cause you’re me. Cool. Well, anyway. That was awesome. Next!
[Meanwhile, not in Daenes’ head, cause, well, she wasn’t there: Fryn continued to do massive amounts of damage to the fire man who appeared out of the flaming whicker ball while Vincent continued to slowly shoot at the Gnoll on the ledge. Thon and Nishant stood by, not really sure what they could do. Seeing how Thon’s tail was still ouchied, and Nishant had no non-wooden weapons. Nishant did try to control the burning man, but was unfortunately unsuccessful. Klik, after jumping on the ledge, charged past the enemy into a narrow corridor which led to the room Daenes is now in. Klik snuck up on an archer in said room, slashing him with one of his many many bastard swords. The archer didn’t particularly care for this, and turned his attention from Daenes to Klik.]
Oh hey! Look! Bug man made it into this room! Looks like he’s taking care of the archer. I think I’ll go in for another ghoul kill. That last one was satisfying. Well, he’s taken care of. Let’s go take care of those mini-flinds. Well now, looks like Thon decided he didn’t want any more burns and wants to join the fun. Ghouls; check. Mini-flinds; check. Guess we should go back and check on our friends, see if they’ve put out burning-man and his buddies yet. I’m pretty sure this tunnel Klik came through leads to that ledge.
Huh, looks like given enough time, Vincent CAN hit the broad side of a barn! Burning man seems a little “put out”! Ha! Haha! I’m so funny.
Dude, is that a hammer? Apparently Fryn has ups too! How the hell are these people making it up these ledges?! Well, looks like everyone’s dead in this room now. Fryn, seriously? Another weapon? Like you need more! Although I will admit, that hammer’s pretty cool.
Now that we’re all together again, guess we get to go find this mind-eating sicko. I remember someone saying something about a “tentacle face”. Sounds kinky. Oh look, a door. Now what? Hinges! Good plan, good plan. Thon? If you wouldn’t mind doing the honors? Thank you very much. Why is everyone clutching their heads? This doesn’t bode well. Time to shut the door! I’ll stand guard here, y’all go ahead. No, really, I’m good. Ugh, fine. I’ll come fight tentacle face.
Where did Fryn go? Is that a hole? Splash Yep. That’s a hole. Hope he’s alright… Oh well! What’s one less Drow in this world?
Not much in this room, but I think I hear something around the corner. Wonderful. It’s ALWAYS a good sign when someone is chanting in some freakish language. Did that dude just collapse? What IS that thing? And why are his eyes black? Wait, wait, I think I hear ominous music. Yep. Boss fight.
[Meanwile, Fryn, who IS okay, in case you were wondering, is swimming his way back to the room. He’ll get there eventually. Don’t worry.]
And go time! I’ll get the priest! stabs him into a wall Man I hope I didn’t just dent my halberd. Holy frak, why are there 9 Thons?! And I thought this room felt crowded before. Wait, why is Klik attacking Thon? I mean, it’s obviously some sort of illusion, dude. No need to totally freak. Attaboy, Nishant! Smack that dude in the head! I swear, Vincent, if you get any less accurate with that gun, you’re gonna kill one of us. Thon proceeds to sit on the body-controlled Klik Ohhh.. Thon? You do know what happens to bugs when you drop a 900 pound dino on them, right? Right? Okay. Good. Cool. So long as you know.
Daenes is now attacking the Flind-yanki with Nishant Yeah, boy! We got this! Wait, Nishant! Why’d you swipe at me? Nishant is cursing and apologizing No no, we’re cool. I got it. Mind-control. Don’t worry, I’ll just keep spinning around this dude so every time you try to whack me, you whack him! Oh good, you’ve got your body back. Excellent. Looks like Klik does too! And hey! Fryn’s back! Guess he survived. Alright, y’all! Let’s finish this bastard off! Whole team does a seriously awesome combo-killing-move that takes him down to -41 hit points YEAH! We are so BEAST! Phew, that was fun.
Party notices a symbol painted in blood on the floor. Half the party proceeds to pee on it to smear it while Thon, prude that he is, goes and pours water from the stream onto it. Regardless, the seal is broken. Looting ensues