A town in ruins

Diving into the cave

Otto and Nothos sit out the trap as it releases swarms of monkeys. These monkeys travel around the caves and as they head down, a rumbling starts forming. Otto and Nothos quickly fumble the door open as the monkeys and giant ants start coming back up. Nothos snags a monkey.

Inside is a dimly lighted passage is a rock-walled room. There are several paintings on the walls and a doorway to the right of skeletal figure wearing a crown. The figure awakens and challenges them. After an attempted lie, Nothos and Otto find that the skeletal figure is telepathically speaking with its master, and engages them in combat. The lights are removed, causing difficult for Nothos and Otto, but parts of the room are set alight in order to provide low lighting. After a near success, the skeletal figure is near death, and as he collapses, his eyes glow, and both Otto and Nothos are whisked away.

Meanwhile, Trohh is guarding the outside when swarms of monkeys and humanoid sized ants come streaming out of the catacombs. Trohh tries to sneak away but is spotted by several ants, and two follow him. He engages in running and gunning and proceeds to take out 2 of them, and manages to collect 5 uses of poison from the critters. He waits out the fighting then returns to his previous post, noting both the many corpses strewn about the field and the ants that retreated into the cavern.

After the teleportation, Nothos appears somewhere in the forest whilst Otto pops into the nest noted as on the left of the mountain. Otto notes that while he is not noticed, he sees many bird-like females with talons ripping apart a freshly killed humanoid, of which it is no longer possible to tell.

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