…Or, Never Whistle While You’re Pissin’!
We’ve finally made it over the Black Riage and yours truly knows an easier way to descend the last stretch before we turn north, though it does involve some possible nastiness at the Empty Sanctum and the evil that is the Convergence. But night was falling and we decided to take a break and make camp in a convenient cave we found with even more convenient dry firewood. Too good to be true. I took second watch and about midway through I had to piss. The gods were trying to draw me outside to do so, but I resisted their siren call and took a wiz in the corner of the cave. That’s when things got interesting.
The cave floor suddenly split and we fell into a cavern below. Luckily, we were caught by a net about five feet above the floor. I used my astounding acrobatics and landed on my feet. The other fellas were asleep and kind of went *boing boing* in the net. Lincoln started working on sawing through the net as we didn’t see a way out of the cavern going up. Then, I thought I heard some skittering. Ugh. Bugs. We got one link of the net open and Lemuel slipped his scrawny ass through to the floor. Then the skittering became pronounced and we knew it was under the net. I started working harder on the second length of the net so that we could all get down there and help in the event of a monster.
And, as if on cue, a monster. Slicer beetle to be precise. After several misfortunes in which yours truly nearly died, the beetle finally dropped. We hightailed it out of there through a passage we found that had flowing air and that looked pretty safe. Made our way to an underground river and managed to make our way up it to relative safety. I think that after we rest up some we can make our way to the Empty Sanctum.