Upon waking in the chamber they had fallen into, the Adventurers decided to open the remaining doors. They opened the South Door first, which contained a stone coffin and some flasks lining a shelf beyond. The flasks were carried out carefully, and although they found out one was a health potion, they didn’t spend time figuring out the contents of the other three (two of dark red and steaming, one of dark almost black purple, constantly roiling. Within the stone coffin was a skeleton, wearing faded brown robes. The skeleton began to nod its head forward with an eerie light before it was blasted apart by Dasterbolt’s shocking grasp. Dasterbolt took the robes from the skeleton and wore them, despite their size leaving excess robe trailing behind the gnome. Shammah reached into the coffin and pulled out a ring of Fire resistance from the bones and put it on.
The Adventurers assembled outside of the West Door, the final unopened door in the chamber. They had heard scrabbling behind it earlier and when they opened it, a giant centipede rushed out and bit Shammah’s ankle, poisoning him. Dasterbolt pierced its exoskeleton with magic missiles, killing it instantly. Albinon rushed ahead and sent a thundering wave into the dark chamber, crushing a second centipede into the wall. Shammah picked up a sickle-shaped dagger from the floor of the chamber. They spied a small tunnel at the back of the chamber and a wider cave tunnel beyond. They heard the sound of wind faintly through it. Bronagh bandaged Shammah’s wound with her herbalist kit, and removed the poison. They also enjoyed a jar of peaches.
His wounds healed, Shammah clambered up a rope out of the pit and secured it for the rest of the party to join him. They went back to the North road after searching unsuccessfully for the cave tunnel they had spied from the West chamber. Continuing North, they encountered a maddened Dryad, who cried out to them (to Shammah, the Wood Elf in particular) for help. She said that her sisters were trapped “in web and snare”.
After another half hour of travel north, they reached the bridge, and Refarra the huntress was waiting for them there. Across the bridge, a thick web blocked their path, and on the far side more webs could be seen sprawling from tree to tree. Bronagh cast Sacred Flame and burned the webbing away, revealing the remains of a cart on the road ahead. From the far side, in the forest’s borders, the sound of many legs crawling towards them could be heard.