As the intrepid semi good, bad and neutral doers camped out in the fish remains of the Sahuagin. Many fish pies were eaten as a supply of baked fish was readily available. After much healing the party left via the only one passage left open and un-investigated. A long whinedy tunnel slopping downwards.
Several plug holes were left leading to a fast flowing underground steam, investigated by the levitating invisible Cyric. A chasm was discovered with a 20’ gap over a large drop. Debate raged as to how to get across. Cryic jumped, Reginald flew in bat like form to fly across and become entangled in something web like, semi invisible and sticky. Kerreth volunteered to cast fireball after seeing something move at the side of the cavern. Sly ran off down the corridor, Thraim protected himself with a Protection from Fire spell. Lanceabit stupidly stood still. The resulting boom, burnt the entire party again and destroyed whatever had created the webs. Kerreth this time was undamaged as her magical protection warded off the entire blast. Lord Lanceabit began to petition for the beheading of Kerreth, causing Kerreth to cast alterself change herself into a gargoyle to visit the burnt out remains of the now identified cave fisher. Sly cast fly and began to ferry the non-flyers across.
A high pitched screaming could be heard up ahead, making the sound of shrieker mushrooms. Sly mage most unpredictable cast a fireball down the tunnel to destroy all the shriekers in one powerful boom. Thraim enlarged himself. An empty room was discovered with burnt remains of 9 shrieker mushrooms. A side passage was taken (guided by the rod), where a large eyed fish man with a javelin was discovered. His javelin was thrown turning into a lightning bolt, injuring both Thraim and Lanceabit. Thraim missed with his rock as Lanceabit jumped over a water puddle to attack the fish man thingie. His sword was not stuck to the sticky substance of the creature and he carried on whacking it. It attempted to Net Lanceabit who nimbly stepped out the way. Thraim joined the party, solidly hitting it as Lanceabit finished it off. As it died Kerreth, Sly and Cryic found a coral statue and large water room. Thraim, Reginald and Lanceabit investigated the room from the other entrance.
Something happened in the room, causing Sly and Cyric to scream in pain, Kerreth cast magic missiles as Thraim looked on more screams erupted from the mouths of Sly and Cyric causing them to run away. Thraim asked what was happening. Reginald also cast his powerful slow spell at something, but Thraim didn’t see anything.
Thraim cast a free action spell and drank his potion of water breathing and decided on a swim inside the lake. As he amazed everyone with his swimming ability inside the 15-30’ deep water, 5 eight foot long lobsters decided to attempt to surprise (fail) and attack Thraim. As he raised his mighty mace, his gauntlets of swimming and climbing (previously failed to be identified as cursed by Kerreth – strike two) revealed their cursed nature causing his mace to be dropped and him be bitten. He pick up the mace from the floor of the water, and strode mush unimpeded out of the water. The giant lobsters followed and three slowed lobsters attacked him, one attacked Reginald and one on Sly. The one attacking Sly was blown to pieces by magic missiles cast by both Sly and Kerreth. Thraim called the down the power of the gods with a flame strike on himself cooking two lobsters outright and injuring the other. Reginald flailed wildly. As Cyric rushed into the room to throw a bottle of oil water into the water to watch it float, the giant Thraim punched his remaining lobster with his mighty fist splitting its carapace armoured head killing it. He then moved to strike the now slightly injured one on Reginald. Thraim’s mighty fist easily crushed it.
Days ends as Reginald, Sly, Kerreth and Cyric complain about being injured as Thraim and Lanceabit bravely accept their injuries. A big bad comes!