Year 2 Day 340
Hexes Explored: None
Continuing to follow the giant Owlbear, the founders continue south across unchartered Kames.
In the afternoon they finally come across what they assume to be the lair of the creature – a vast cave mouth leading into the side of rocky hillock.
Kesh enters, but returns quickly when screams start. Steeling themselves for a fight the founders enter and discover a carrion covered vast cavern. Shriekers (a form of underground fungus that responds to movement with a horrible scream) stand around, and horrible Violet fungi slowly move towards them, their flesh-rotting tentacles ready to strike. Looming out of the darkness though is a mass of rolling plant-matter, it’s surfaces moving with black shinny centipedes.
The founders defend themselves from creature; identified as a shambling mound and over a hard fought fight manage to destroy it and the violet fungi. Unfortunately the shriekers have attracted something else, and approaching from deeper in the cave is the hooting roaring monstrosity of the owl bear.
The founders fight for their lives against the creature, Baron Aldous is grabbed and thrown as the creature is blinded by a Glitterdust spell. The owlbear, obviously enraged by madness, swats in all directions, but the combined attacks of the founders finally kill the beast.
The founders explore deeper into the caves. They find the bodies of several unidentified men who seem to have tried to unleash the Owlbear against Stag’s Fort and perished in the attempt. The founders also find a half-staved Owlbear cub but slay it when it turns on Kesh.
Other areas within the caves are home to both giant spiders and Etticaps.
The Conquerors Legacy
2nd Calistril 4712
Year 2 Day 340