Saturday Group: 1/30/16
In game: 12/28
Flashback to the party: Dale remembers bits of the night and wakes up with similar scarrification and wakes up in a tiger skin that he helped kill last night. He learns a specific handshake and joins the Velverde jungle warriors, while Harsk joined the shaman caste. He also learned that most people take an hour to get through the storm and that most people don’t come out. He does various shopping in town.
They wake up on a cliff over the storm, and see the storm. Dale comes through and learns the situation and casts a spell on himself to endure the storm. They run into the storm and immediately can’t see anything. As they run, they get pelted with various elemental blasts. Harsk goes back for Dale after he gets pelted by an ice boulder. Gullycloak gets a little off track as he searches for Harsk and Dale, and runs straight into a lightning and hailstorm. As he tries to form up on Dale and Harsk, he gets punched by a hand of water. They finally form up and get hit with a whirlwind and Harsk is left alone as the rest of the group goes flying off in different directions. That happens again, but Harsk eventually catches up to Dale, but Gully and Grimsbone are separated. Gully gets swept up in a flash flood and summons a creature to try to switch places and meet up with everyone else. Grimsbone gets hit by a flying tree and they form up again. They tie themselves to each other and run back towards the temple. They finally break through the barrier and find themselves standing on a flat area standing at the entrance of a jungle. They see giant globules of water coming out from the storm. They see a giant black line that they head towards.
Harsk cuts some markings into the trees as they go to make sure they don’t get lost. As they travel, a four-headed plant attacks them and grapples the party except for Grimsbone. Harsk gets swallowed whole and attempts to cut his way out. Gullycloak summons a rat to bite the plant and Dale stabs and shocks the plant and they are released from the plant as it dies.
As they travel, they see lots of birds and statues of frightened creatures until they make it to a clearing with a giant centipede statue. Dale notices some disgusting bird-like creatures heading their way on the attack. Dale shoots a fireball and Harsk chops off the cockatrices’ heads. Gullycloak cures the centipede and attempts to ride the centipede as a mount. They kill it and Harsk eats it. As they travel, the group sees hundreds of lizards that they decide to avoid by taking the ridge. But as they continue, they get attacked by various lizard creatures as they travel further to the structure, but eventually lose them. They finally come across a small footpath and see a structure covered in heads of all sorts of creatures.
Gullycloak opens a door and an arrow comes flying out, striking Grimsbone in the chest. A talking gorilla is in the room, frightened, asks them to leave. He tells them at the Upstairsmen. They each give him an object in exchange for a night’s rest.