Current Player Characters:
Wang Du (Monk)
Hirelings and Henchmen
Biggs - Mercenary
Kray Rouis - magic user
Working their way back through the tunnels, they ascended the stairs back to the surface only to find that a Chimera had attacked their camp, and was eating one of their horses. With no current way out, the party rested upon the uncomfortable stairs.
Afterwards, the party continued exploring the first level. However, Larton, not wanting to leave behind a fellow villager, insisted on carrying Turwick's body through the dungeon until a proper burial could be performed.
Exploring some rooms they fought a giant snake and some giant weasles. The party came across another stone coffin wrapped and locked with chains, much like the one they found earlier in the dungeons. Needless-to-say, they gave it a wide berth.
Retreading already explored passages they had mapped on an earlier foray into the Underworld, the party was determined to explore every corner of this level before delving deeper down one of the many stairways or hidden passages leading down, slaying patrolling orcs along the way.
Eventually they entered a room full of giant rats which they slain with only Turwick the Distasteful hireling killed in the process.
Beyond that was discovered a chamber with a demonic statue missing a hand that would be pointing at the door. Perplexed by this strange object, they let it be for the moment and retraced their steps back through the bodies of dead rats. There they found that the bodies were being scavenged by some underground dwelling Morlocks. They befriended the Morlocks and the two groups went their separate ways.
The last room the party discovered was a closed chamber with the skeleton of a deceased Magician and a more recent carcass of a pack mule.
They thought this would be a good place to rest....
Seriously. They thought that.