As DOOM looked at the corpses of the Bar-Lgura and the heavy bruises from falling they began to search for secret doors, using the wand to discover a code mountain gem code secret compartment. After failing to use a simple 1 – 0 code at the rate of 2 – 2 Sly the wise and powerful used his knock spell to unlock the secret compartment in the pillar and revealing a dwarven picture of the god. His Pick was turned opening a secret door. Inside was a staircase where the paranoid Kerreth began to search for traps. After being briefly slowed by something down the stairs a chamber with statute was discovered. Thraim identified it as a start of a dwarven burial chamber with lots of traps. Reginald was still complaining about his injuries so attempts were made by Thraim and Cyric to heal him. Unfortunately, Thraim miscast his 1st level cure light wounds spell and successfully healed the entire party with a heal spell (except for Kerreth as her magic resistance stopped it).
A side secret door was discovered and a non trapped corridor was discovered. At the end a secret door was discovered, but wisely the party found a death trap on the door, causing the ceiling to collapse if the door was opened. DOOM were at a loss. In the meantime retiring back to the statue chamber giving Kerreth time to successfully dodge the magical trap and steal the platinum eyes. Eventually after much postulating Reginald the only spell caster who could reliably cast a spell used wraithform to slip under the gap in the secret door and investigate the chamber beyond. Some dwarven burial chamber was found with many dead skeletons. Reginald even used his wraith like form to slip into the sarcophagus and see what had treasure. After much nagging Cyric somehow used a successful stoneshape spell that he held in reserve to bypass the trapped secret door. The burial pit was climbed into by Kerreth and Cicero, as Thraim the ever nimble simply tumbled in. The chamber was investigated by the careful Kerreth as she discovered 2 traps on the sarcophagus on either side of the central one, and 10 on each of the gems on the central sarcophagus. Kerreth failed to spot the large rune in the middle of the sarcophagus causing gravity to reverse again. Cicero, Kerreth and Thraim were wounded falling to the ceiling. Thraim again was forced to spider climb down from the ceiling as Cicero and Kerreth fell. The sarcophagus lid was ripped off by Thraim breaking it’s wizard locked component. Inside a rotted dwarf corpse holding a Pickaxe of Piercing (Cicero had heard rumours of such mighty weapons) and a suit of dwarven sized mithril chain mail armour. Leaving the central burial pit Cyric discovered two glowing stones that Cicero with his vast knowledge new as glowstones and described their myriad of uses amazing all the mages and Cyric who immediately without consultation attached one to his Rod of Flailing. DOOM exited out of the chamber feeling much better about it.
DOOM left to go back towards the Tanar’ri infested corridors to find and stop the big bad that was draining their stats. Following the sound of hammering they discovered a huge room filled with Dretches and Mane Tanar’ri busy digging. Kerreth using her wand threw a fireball. Everyone else geared up. The resulting explosion caused much injuring of the fiends in the middle. The fiends began to react using their patented sink bombs or rush to attack the party. Amazingly they bet the Web spell casing of Cicero, clawing him and interrupting his spell. Thraim had merely stood and waited stopping the fiends from attacking his friends were all casting a spell or using wands behind him. Kerreth let forth an amazingly powerful fireball completely incinerating many Dretches and Manes in the central chamber or side chambers. Surprisingly Cyric activated his rod of flailing and strode forth into the gap caused by Thraim splatting a Dretch. Sly failed to cast his spell but again healed everyone within 10 yards with a heal spell. All except Kerreth whose magic resistance again kicked off defeating the nice effect. Some goblins appeared in the middle of the room, only to be hit by another fireball from Kerreth’s wand injuring and killing more Dretches and Manes.. Cicero, Thraim and Cyric formed the front rank and began to hack, hit and splat all the Tanar’ri who piled up in front of them. A side effect of killing Mane Tanar’ri was discovered that they explode into poisonous gas, injuring Cicero and Kerreth (Thraim and Cyric were immune and unaffected). The mages all retreated behind the brave and surprisingly effective three. However, the continued stinking cloud spell attack from the Dretches caused all three mages to begin to cough, splutter and throw up. A side effect of the battle was that both Cicero and Thraim ended with more hit points than when they started. Huzzah!
End of the battle report revealed that Cyric had indeed powerful slaying 3 of the Tanar’ri, Thraim slew 5, and Cicreo poked 10 to death. Reginald tricked 3 to death. Kerreth had burnt to death only 55 Tanar’ri and the 7 summoned goblins from Reginald. The resulting impact was that those goblins who were cruelly summoned reappearing in their lair as burnt corpses causing a dramatic drop in goblin morale in the underdark, plus a quite rational hatred of mages.
Day ends with the mages having thrown up all their lunches, teas and dinners.