Forgotten Realms: Age of Worms
The Dark Cathedral, Fight in the tunnels, over the bridge, Session Twenty Two
I continued to scry the heroes as they made their way through the dark and treacherous cave system. Grog waited below for Cha’ti and his wolf companion to make it to the bottom while Nyphystra and Twexlin held a tunnel mid-way up the cliffs face opposite of where they entered from. While Grog awaited Cha’ti, he searched the Grimlock corpses that were scattered at the bottom. Out of the dark tunnel a gruesome creature struck at Grog attempting to choke him, but Grog was able to fend it off. As I watched the scene unfold I realized it was a choker. At the same time a choker attacked Nyphystra and Twexlin in the upper tunnel as well. The defenders went on the offense and struck back at the Chokers, it was a quick fight; both chokers fell to the magic and weapons of the heroes.
The heroes took stock again, completed healing, and searched the entire area of the lower cavern complex then decided to rest with-in the mid tunnel that led westerly to a rope bridge. The parties rest was uneventful, and they looked to cross the bride, but they were quickly on the defensive as Grimlock defenders opposite them struck with javelins. Grog nearly fell from the bridge, but was able to catch himself before falling. Twexlin was lethal with his bow; the human ranger struck with arrow after arrow harrying the Grimlock defenders. Cha’ti cast his druidic magic wreaking havoc as they slowly made ground crossing the rope bridge. One of the Grimlocks fled the fight up a lone tunnel while the party followed swiftly behind it, only taking time to search the dead. It appeared the tunnel ascended upward into a larger complex, but the party made sure to re-group before making a hasty decision.
8 & 9 Kythorn, 1374 Year of Lightning Storms