Ches 10, 1372 DR
Having dispatched the guards outside, the party headed inside. The natural opening into the mountain was somewhat tight for some of the party and a bit damp. The small passage eventually opened into a larger chamber of unworked natural rock. Inside were another pair of goblins. Noticing the party, one of them pulls a trigger on the wall, dropping two giant centipedes in front of the intruders. Regardless, they make short work of the foes. Checking one passage leading from the room, they find a corral holding a number of mountain goats. Leaving that alone, they move further into the mountain.
.The fissure they work their way down slowly creeps lower into earth as it snakes into the earth. This passage also opens into a larger natural chamber, it’s floor covered in thick mud. Searching around in the muck, a few items of interest are discovered, but none as valuable as a leather pouch Tictok finds holding three pearls.
The passage continued, opening into an enormous open area. A huge fissure running perpendicular to the passage and reaching in all directions further than anyone can see would make going forward difficult if not for the crude rope bridge that stretched into the darkness. Carefully, the party set across the bridge. Part way across, a rumbling sound and a violently swinging bridge gave the impression of a small earthquake. Thought the timing of the event was bad, everyone manages to hang onto the bridge, and once the bridge stopped swinging, they continued forward, finding the other side. Another passage led from the bridge and underground canyon.
Another room is found, with more goblins. Getting the jump on them, the party takes them all out, not allowing any to escape. Another passage led from this room, but it split in two directions. Choosing one, the passage suddenly drops into a short chimney before continuing. Climbing down, the passage opens back up into the gigantic canyon, but further south and lower than previous. Another rope bridge spanned the gap, and Gardain could see goblins on the other side. The goblins, seeing the party’s light took defensive ground. The fight went the party’s way, but one of the goblins ran down the one passage leading from the opening. Chasing after him, the passage split in two. They quickly went down one way which reached around back to the chasm and another bridge. On the other side, a small room dominated by a large boulder turned out to be empty and had no exits. Backtracking, they find the other fork in the passage to be a dead end, but checking the ground for signs, they see the goblin likely hid in this passage and ran back after the party passed it. They no longer had the element of surprise….
Quickly working back across the chasm and back to the first fork, they turn down the other passage and discover another chamber hold a half dozen goblins, all of whom were ready for the intruders. But despite being ready, the party prevails over the humanoids. But with the goblins now on alert, the going isn’t going to be easy….