Thulben, Milez, and Delmirev Khasan rest their weary bodies atop and inside the corpse of the colossal crab they had killed. Thia stands first watch with Glendore making sure no other creatures or foul beasts sneak up on her adventuring crew while they sleep. The first two hours go uneventful, however when Thia attempts to wake Delmirev to take over second watch she hears the sounds of something big swimming through the nearby murky water. Thia tries to warn Delmirev but in his still half-asleep state he tells Thia its just the sound of waves hitting the shoreline. Thia attempts to wake Milez and warn him but Milez is startled out of his nightmares and lets out a haunting scream that echoes throughout the cavern and waking the resting Thulben from inside the crabs makeshift mouth shelter. The party doesn’t believe Thia as the sound Thia had heard has suddenly stopped. Thia, aggravated at the party stomps away with her bow ready to fire at whatever emerges from the water. Thulben decides to entertain himself and go with Thia to the edge of the shoreline. Thia spots air bubbles rising to the surface of the water and is again convinced something lurks below. Thulben grows impatient and leaps into the water with his maul at the ready, but doesn’t seem to strike or even see anything. Milez a little confused at the commotion decides to join Thia at the shoreline. Thulben pulls himself back onto the shore and the three stare into the water. Milez gets close to water and finally sees the bubbles rising that Thia had been ranting about. He slowly backs away only to be forced into a summersault to avoid being snatched up by another colossal crab claw emerging from the water. Thia, Thulben , and Milez are stunned to see an ancient, seaweed covered, colossal crab emerge from the water. Delmirev decides to rush into action as he hears the sounds of the rest of his party draw their weapons. Thulben and Delmirev take their positions front and center and engage the crab but are snatched up by the crabs claws. Grappled 15 feet off the ground Thulben and Delmirev do their best to attack the crab while Thia and Milez assault the huge beast from a distance with spells and arrows. Thulben ends up dropping his maul into the deep and murky water but Milez saves the Maul by using mage hand to grab it just before it sinks. Thulben is finally able to cut the crab’s claw off, freeing himself, and killing the crab. The victory is short-lived as Thulben and Milez realize their clothing is covered in leaches. After cleaning their gear and and apologizing to Thia for not believing her, the party decides to make a raft out of the crab to cross the cavern waters.
The party floats across the water atop their crab raft with ease and begins searching around. Thulben finds a large pearl inside a huge clam and fashions a backpack out of rope to carry it. The party then ascends up a natural forming staircase into a narrow cavern corridor that is filled with low hanging stalactites. Thulben senses something isn’t quite right and warns the party to be careful on their approach. The mind of Milez gets the best of him as he begins to freak out in the tight and narrow lack of space. Thia adds to the dismay by sharing stories of Darkmantles and Piercers and Milez starts to march back from the direction in which he came. Thulben pulls Milez to the side and has motiving chat with him. Milez tries to pull himself together and decides to follow the rest of the party North through the cave. Thulben seems to be on the right path but Thia doesn’t follow the same tracks. A Darkmantle drops from the cave ceiling and attempts to attach itself to Thia. Milez is again overwhelmed and almost cowers against the cave walls. Thia drops her bow and quickly pulls her shortswords from their sheaths and begins slashing and hacking at the hovering Darkmantle. She kills the foul creature and takes a couple of its tentacles. Milez watches the ceilings as Thulben moves forward. He spots the stalactites above as they appear to move over the head of Thulben. More Darkmantles drop and attempt to attach themselves to the party. One Darkmantle attaches itself to Thia and as she begins suffocating Delmirev is able to pull the Darkmantle from her head. With a series of attacks from the party the Darkmantles are all slain and the party continues North.
Thulben and Delmirev cross through a boulder barricade and enter into a large opening within the cave. The two spot a cloaked figure standing in the dark with a dire wolf at his side and Thulben attempts conversation. The cloaked figure snaps his fingers and the snarling dire wolf rushes straight towards Thulben. Delmirev slaughters the dire wolf and the cloaked figure seems enraged. His skin begins to morph and tear and the humanoid figure howls as he transforms into a werewolf. Another humanoid figure that was sitting in a stone throne seems less aggravated and more so annoyed. He stand up, brushes his hands off, and begins disrobing. The figure then lets out a horrendous wolf-like howl as he too morphs into a werewolf, only this werewolf is huge in comparison. The party engages in a battle for their lives. As Milez casts spell after spell his magic surges once again and seems to poison the smaller of the two werewolves. As Delmirev takes on the werewolf one on one he slays the beast but he too falls unconscious. Thulben is quick to Delmirev’s side and fends off other dire wolves that look to make Delmirev a quick meal. The large werewolf rushes towards Milez but Milez flees almost cowering behind Thulben. Thulben takes on the werewolf in one on one combat and is bitten by the werewolf and feels a strange energy flow throughout his veins. While Thulben continues his combat with the werewolf the rest of the party rotates between attacking the werewolf and attempting to render aid to Delmirev. Milez again casts too many spells too quickly and surges his magic causing every creature within 60 feet of him to become invisible. The now invisible werewolf begins recklessly slashing away at the invisible party and ends up slashing Thia. The werewolf emerges and Milez quickly perry’s around the cave and blasts a fatal lightning bolt to the werewolf. The werewolf collapses and morphs back into his true human self. Thulben is able to render aid to Delmirev and feeds him a healing potion. Exhausted from the fight of their lives, the party decides to take a short rest before exploring any further. The thought is short-lived as Thia spots a wolf pup rushes to care for it. Thulben, frustrated and aggravated attempts to kills the wolf pup but Thia saves it just in time. Thulben is so angry he almost enters another rage and rushes toward Gelndore. Thia watches helplessly as Thulben bears his maul over his head and brings it smashing down onto Glendore instantly smashing him into blood and guts. Milez watches in a stunned and confused state, as Delmirev just drifts in and out of consciousness resting along a cave wall. Thia and Thulben lock eyes obviously frustrated and angry at one another. The heated silence and tension is broken by a child’s voice yelling for help from the blackness….
The tension between the party is broken as Milez, Thulben and Thia quickly look around the room to focus in on source of the screams for help. Delmirev attempts to draw his sword but can’t muster the strength to pull it from his sheath. Thia discovers a young child locked in a wooden crafted cage and immediately begins a rescue attempt. Freeing the young boy from the cage, Thia realizes that the boy must be the blacksmiths son that Torbin was telling them about. Thulben is weary of the boy and inspects him for werewolf bites, and isn’t surprised when he discovers one on the childs neck. The boy seems to be okay and puts all his trust in Thia. Thia is a little nervous but does her best to remain calm and comfort the boy whom she learns is named Telix. Milez uses the opprotunity to search the cavern and finds what appears to be a magical sphere and magical shield. He tosses the shield towards Delmirev and gives the Spear to Thulben. Thulben learns the spheres magical properties and begins bonding with it in an attempt to attune to it. Thia, hand in hand with Telix, search the bodies of the dead werewolves and find dog tags on one of their corpses. The dogs tag read “Utenial” and the other “Khonshu.” Thia remembers the name Khonshu as a powerful werewolf she’s heard stories about from her sister and starts to tell the party of the legends of the Brothers Omen that Khonshu was rumored to be a part of. The story is cut short as the boy grasping Thias hand begins to tighten and the grip begins to cause Thia some pain. Thia breaks off from the boys grip and the party watches horrified as the boy transform into a werewolf. Thia reacts with little hesitation and fires two arrows into the boys skull. The werewolf dies and Thia realizes what she has done as the corpse transforms back into the form of an innocent young child.