With the undead dinosaur shattered into pieces the hand took a sigh of relief. What more could this horrible place throw at them. Where are the rest of the wands? When will this end and when will they get paid for their hard work. The hand rested for a moment while they decided on their next course of action.
Theo started his normal role of scout and made sure that path ahead was cleared for everyone. He found his way to an open cavern. Inside the cavern sat a stone altar/case covered in a strange black liquid. This was not the first time Theo has come face to face with some weird goo. He pulled out his spear and touched it to the liquid, a small hiss came off and Theo walked back to the group showing the liquid on his spear. Ben knew what this was right away, it was a poison called “nitharit”. This was not something to be messed with but it could easily be dealt with. The group walked towards the altar and tried to figure out a way to remove this liquid without touching it. Ben quickly used his newly learned magic skills and mage handed the liquid off the altar, he made sure to put some in empty bottles he had. Ben knew this would come in handy at some later time. Opening the altar the hand was in awe as there was grand loot inside, as well as one of the wands of water control. Three down, five to go. This trip was finally starting to pay off. They put everything into their handy haversack and prepared to continue.
They knew what had to be done next and where to go. Celestine reminded the group of Halfling who wrote about going deeper into the dungeon. Everyone knew he had gone deep into the spiders webs that they had moved pass before. It seemed as though fate was against them and they would have to return to the webs and make their way through.
The hand made their way towards the tunnels filled with web. Theo let the group know about a secret that he had kept from them. He was deathly afraid of spiders. A few laughs where had, but seen there would be no laughs about spiders. Reaching the tunnel Ben poured out some alchemist fire and lite it. The web went up in flames allowing our group to move more freely through the entrance of the tunnel. Unfortunately the fire only burned for so long and they were forced to use more traditional means to clear the tunnelways. They pushed forward making their way towards the halfing but waiting for them was something on the other side of the webs. A group of small spiders jumped out and started to engage Logahn, Theo, Celestine and Gavriel. Ben and Ruphus started to move towards the group as they were in the back but before they could move several larger spiders intercepted them. The party was surrounded by spiders, they would not be stopped though. Blades, arrows and bombs went flying. Ben and Ruphus were able to dispatch their side in much haste. The other side with the smaller spiders took some type, was it the webs that caused them to miss? Who knows but the job was finally completed and the Hand was ready to continue inward.
The Hand moved through the tunnels cutting away the webs as they went through them. The air was stale and they knew their enemy wasn’t far ahead. Rounding a corner they entered into another large cavern and slowly moved into the center. A voice came out of the darkness; it was the Halfling they had been looking for. They braced themselves for the battle that was about to occur. The Halfling appeared with his spider pet, a huge spikey monstrosity with 8 human like eyes and a couple of her minions. Our adventures spilt up into two groups, one ranged and one melee. They divided their enemy and the battle started. The giant spider and the minions were no match for the hand. Unfortunately the Halfling was much harder to deal with. The Hand was not used to a magic user of this caliber. It didn’t help the Halfling was climbing on the ceiling making it difficult for their blades to hit. Lightning bolts and magic missiles flew from the halflings fingertips and soon Logahn was down. All of a sudden the Halfling let out a freighting scream and the party was in shock. They all started to run away from this Halfling with great speed. The only ones who were able to resist were Gavriel and the unconscious Logahn. Gavriel controlled his emotions and the battle continued. A few well placed arrows made the Halfling relize that he was losing the battle and he cast invisibility leaving Gavreil clueless as to where he had gone.
The rest of the party finally felt the fear disappear from their bodies and turned around to help with comrades with the battle. As they ran back Ben heard something on the ceiling and throws a bomb at it. The group chased after the invisible Halfling hoping to hit him. Ruphus was easily able to track him with his powerful animal schnoz. The Halfling cast a grease spell in hopes to slow his pursuers this only made him reappear and the Hand finished what they had started. Going back to his lair they looted the area and found another wand. They now had half of the wands and were ready to get back to town. There was one area that they had not checked yet and they decided to look there to find remaining wands.
Approaching the door Theo sensed there was something off with it. A trap was found which he was quick to disarm and next he worked on the lock. For once Theo was able to open the door. Inside it was not what they were excepting. The remaining Ally Bashers were inside waiting for them.