The party received their next assignment. Because the enemy was animating the fallen bodies of their enemies and soldiers, alike, the war was not going well. Each victory still felt like a loss because the size of the enemy army would grow. A method to prevent this is necessary to be able to win in the long run. Lord Braxis called our heroes and assigned them the task of finding a Khyber dragonshard large enough to be used in a ritual that will prevent the raising of undead in the area.
The group was airlifted for two days to the West, where Sarlona’s version of the Demon Wastes lies. There, they found a cavern which was known to go deep into the earth. (Which is the perfect place to find Khyber shards.) The party was given another “Sending Stick” to use to contact Braxis when they find a large enough shard. Once dropped off, they were ambushed by a hungry Digester. They defeated the creature and entered the cavern.
The cavern entrance was a relatively straight tunnel, partially manmade and partially natural. After following it for a while, it came to an end at a cliff face. The party tied a rope to a nearby rock and descended roughly 40’ down into a natural cavern. They chose the “left” tunnel and traveled down it for a while where they discovered an entrance (underneath a low wall) to another cavern. At the far end of that cavern is a natural tunnel which has obviously been excavated. And that’s where we left off.