Long into the future in a land far, far away…
Gin Okami, Tamar, Digby Folkor and Crunchy Malone, along with Merrill and Shundara, stood near the corpse of Tisthorrak as the aboleth gasped the answer to a final question put to it… The gate that brought forth Amenoth was opened by Omet-Arzuk with the aid of Illemketh.
None of the heroes had heard of the former, but Digby recognized the name of the latter as an ancient god of the sky and weather. He had seen the god’s symbol above the altar where he found the Horn of Craeborg. Even though they were exhausted, Gin pushed them to move forward into the submerged tunnel toward where they hoped to find Tisthorrak’s lair and possibly Intuneric Eternal.
They entered an air-filled chamber and came under attack by creatures that resembled stalactites. The roper grasped the companions and drew them toward it for a vicious bite. Smaller creatures dropped from the ceiling, randomly piercing the heroes. The beasts were slain, but not without difficulty and the near death of Gin.
Greatly fatigued, they took a rest to tend to their wounds and examine a few objects they had discovered. Malum explored the tunnel ahead and found it opened into an immense submerged cavern. In the middle of the cavern was a dome that held a large mechanical object with purple orbs floating around it. However, several creatures that appeared to be made of mud ambushed Malum, sending her back to the void.
Crunchy came up with an idea to send into the chamber and lead the ambushers out into terrain more favorable for battle. After much discussion, Tamar came up with a plan that exactly resembled Crunchy’s and they agreed to carry it out. Digby cast fly on Crunchy to aid his progress and the rogue slipped into the chamber.
The creatures attacked him, but they all missed. Crunchy fled away, but the mud blobs did not follow. Another plan was devised. This time, Crunchy would actually enter the chamber and lead the muddy monsters away from the opening while the others headed inside after him.
They all agreed and set the plan into motion…