Still lost in the twisting caves beneath the hobgoblin king's domain, the party's Bugbear prisoner demands to be untied and given a sword so that he may fight along with his captors for his life. You see, no one has ever returned from these pits says the Bugbear Thak so "let me die like a Bugbear, with sword in hand, or just slay me now!"
Gnarly takes pity on the creature and votes to free him and reluctantly the others agree and hand Thak a rusty sword to fight with.
They continue exploring the winding tunnels eventually coming across a small cavern with shabby stone throne upon which was a mangy kind sat. "Bow and pay tribute to the Lord of the Underworld" he shouts to the party. Surprisingly, Arg bows towards the "king" as his four rag-clad followers are already doing. The rest of the party bows and King Arthur invites the visitors to come feast with him and the Fonzarellis as they are willing to share their single rat roasting on a stick.
The "king" is quite mad and Thokmorton, however, refuses to bow which enrages the king. He sends his Fonzarellis to attack the cleric.
A battle ensues in which Thak falls as well as the Mad-King and his followers.
A quick search of the cave reveal a small chest and a secret passage. Following the passage the party finds another eight sided room with doors on each wall very similar to the room they landed in from the pit-trap above.
Marking these doors they decide to back track and explore some of the side passages they missed. In doing so they come across an Owlbear which they hack to pieces and a couple of giant shrews. They collect the meat from these dead animals and lock themselves into their original eight sided room, resting and smoking their kills.
Continuing their exploration they are ambushed by a Gelantious Cube which is slowly burnt as it peruses the party.
Continuing down the cave that the Cube had blocked, they once again, find themselves in the second eight-sided room. Exploring the passage beyond one of the doors they come across a cavern with a steaming chasm in front of which was a giant lizard. But before they can react to that creature, from the steam vent comes a swarm of Steam Weevils.....