Our party made it safely back to the Keep, but only after seeing a new kind of predator in the sky... A Large Red Dragon! Saved only by the herd of cattle walking along side them on the road back to the Keep, our heroes avoid death by sheer numbers and luck! As the dragon collects as many cattle as possbile, he flies off southwest and disappears out of sight.
Returning safely to the Keep, our heroes split their treasure and gain additional experience. Many of our heroes feel the excitement as they are extremely close to gaining new skills and abilities (leveling up). After preparing for a renewed adventure, they set out and head back to the Caves of Chaos. Along the way they encounter a band of Ogres lying in wait. The battle rages and the party makes it through another encounter.
While camping outside the caves, they are attracting encounters every watch... Their presence is no longer uncommon. This night they encounter something different. A shadow! Unfamiliar with this new evil the Half-Orc Fighter (Jullian) is drained of much strength before the Elven Thief/Mage (Tom) adds some light to the encounter. Then they see it for what it is. Dispatching of the shadow, they encounter more Hobgoblins, and spiders before morning.
Entering into the Goblin tunnels again, they return to the place of the mighty Hobgoblin battle to find two Ghouls taking caring for the dead. The Ghouls attack quickly, and are turned just as quickly by the Elven Cleric (Ian). Adventuring down the hallway our heroes find themselves in a new area of the Goblin tunnels...
This is where we begin next week. Hope to see you all next Thursday!