Leaving the town square the group soon realizes the chaos is not limited to the square. Smoke and scream fill the city air. Moving out of the square the come upon one of the young toughs hired by Amnon and Xarius stumbling out of an alleyway. It is soon apparent he has been eviscerated and beyond helping as an odd beast of tentacles that comes spinning out of an alleyway to finish off the youngest.
Quickly jumping into action the party hits the creature hard, each dealing blows that would fell a normal human. The creature is standing and not even bloodied. It drops the body of the dead boy and taking some terrible blows from Xarius moves into the middle of the group throws reaches out grabbing both Aliera and Amnon.
The group continues to attack with everything they have and the creature appears to falling. The tentacles rip huge chunk of flesh from Amnon as it throws him aside. Amnon keeps his focus though damaging the creature as he is tossed.
The creature then transforms. The spiky tentacles covering it’s hide fall off and a humanoid head appears with an alien scream of agony, but no longer bloodied. The scream refocuses each team member to some degree, but quickly Greynet realizes that those further from the beast feel greater agony from the ongoing screaming head. Again the poor on the damage. Belogos seeing his daughter is in grave danger attempts to guard her, only to find the creature putting Aleria in the path of every shot he sends in. Seeing Aleria is nearly dead Amnon again jump into action and creates a sound that causes the creatures head to finally explode.
Sadly, the creature does not fall. As the party continues to attack they find huge chunks of the creature falling off with every hit. The various pieces and the creature deal out a huge amount of damage, but luck finally sides with the party and the creature and various pieces are eliminated.
Belogos and Aleria head off on their own and find a place to rest. They then sneak back to the home of the old Drow Crone, avoiding all contact. The others go with Pippen back to the Red Rooster Inn with the hopes of finding his gear. They find Mag, the Innkeeper, has had her legs broken and severely beaten. Amnon sings a song of healing to help the lady out as the others head up stair to find his gear.
Upon reaching the door of his room Pippen and Amnon hear the distance sound of an arcane portal opening from within the room. Pippen blows the door down with a blast of arcane power revealing 4 odd humanoid creatures. They stand about 4 feet tall, deep grey skin tones with pointed ears and teeth.
The party again dives into combat. One of the four creatures tells the other to kill Pippen as he disappears. Pippen manages to survive the initial assault, but is gravely wounded Just as the party appears to be taking the upper hand the invisible creature reappears behind Xarius dealing a devastating, barely missing his heart.
With two of their members close to falling and healing magics spent the fight becomes a series of desperate action. Through guile and strong tactics all but one of the dark creatures fall, with the one escaping shouting out to the others to escape back to the swears as he had found what they came for.
Pippen finds his gear, sans the little girl and the Captian’s Leg. The group decides they need to regroup with the others and head back in the direction of the old Drow’s home.