Down into the tunnels the party advance, now joined by Ordoreth’s familiar (a dire wolf), passing by the still empty watch towers, and onward for a further couple of hours until they reach a crossroads: and from out of the darkness a swarm of giant ants scurries forth!
Corvin runs to the front of the line, quaffing a potion of fire breath as he does so, and unleashes a blast of fire that burn the ants and send them scurrying away. One is too slow, and is stabbed and hacked to death by the others, with Sidni dealing the killing blow.
They head left, travelling down a narrow tunnel for five hours, the lantern’s light casting twisted shadows along the walls and ceiling. The tunnel opens into a cavern, and after being bestowed with infravision and invisibility, Corvin is sent scouting ahead. He finds a large caverns, stalagmites and stalactites occupying half of the large chamber, with damp, muddy floor and a pool of crystal clear water. A small tunnel leads into another, albeit smaller, cavern: inside are resting white apes, unaware of Corvin’s presence.
In the other cavern, he discovers a huge red dragon resting on a massive bed of treasure (gold, platinum, gems)! It too, is thankfully unaware of the thief spying upon it. He reports back, and discussion takes place, aided by a quick Augury. Corvin is given the power of true seeing to check out if the dragon is real, and he quickly reports back that yes, it is definitely a real dragon; what’s more, the apes have come out, some guarding the passages, the rest grooming the dragon by polishing its scales.
End of Session
Kills: 1 giant ant.