Fargrim Journal 7
Discoveries and Spiders.
Today was a great day for battle. After spending the night aboard the decrepit ship, we readied ourselves for the coming challenges. While standing watch, I heard voices and saw figures of an ethereal nature. While we were not noticed, I did not sleep easy knowing a possible attack might come soon.
The attack came not long after by a pair of ghostly figures. We fought bravely and vanquished many undead, both enemy and ally, with no loss of life. A good start. One got away even with our best efforts to stop it. It was the same one that got away before. We still haven't been able to defeat him.
After, an attempt to move the boat once more to no avail meant we had to move on. While exploring a new area, we met several humanoids, drow in appearance, who wished to offer us a job to explore. I didn't trust them, and my suspicions would soon be verified. A quick battle brought their end after negotiations broke down, though we had one ally caught in the crossfire. Milo, the Halfling Quickfoot was found among the destruction, but luckily, the human in our party is a Cleric and was able to revive him. I am glad of this as he has proven himself very capable in battle. I hope no Ill against him.
We began to track the companions of those slain, one of which was found to be a Doppelgänger. We tracked them and were about to open a door to where their base of operations might have been when the Arcane spellcasters began blasting an ancient dwarven door off its hinges. This alerted those inside of our presence and a battle ensued. It was a glorious battle, worthy to be sung of in the halls of the Dwarven Lords for generations. With quickness of foot and thought, we were able to deal with the multitude of spider vermin located inside and their Drow lord who commanded them. He fought like a dishonorable dark elf, hiding behind spell and illusion in order to cause us problems but I was too quick. I tracked him down with my Wolf senses and cornered him. Before he could escape, we worked together to trap him inside the room with a clever combination of Spike Growth from myself and Plant Growth from the Warlock. This prevented him from moving and us, but we had strength in numbers. Before the end, several of us had fallen, or almost done so, and so located the second of Gundran's brothers.
With him in hand, our next step is to return to the surface as soon as possible and prepare to clear the other dangers found here.