The adventurers looted the kenku corpses and then regrouped in the chamber west of the entry hall. Healing magic was applied for those in need, and once everyone had caught their breath Mom asked, “What next?”
“Everyone takes a light and we keep going,” said Xan. They each took a sunrod taken from the bodies, ignited it and began following the rogue as he stalked through the twisting paths of the stony maze.
They came under attack by a pair of dire weasels in the northern part of the labyrinth. Sam and Xan slaughtered the first, and though one got a grip on Mom, Drake kicked it off of him, crushing the beast’s skull and splattering it against the wall behind Sam. “Huh,” the alchemist commented. “Didn’t think it would get so much…distance.”
Sam looked over her shoulder and her eyes followed the weasel as it slid down the wall. “Squishy.”
“Thanks, Drake,” said Mom, looking disturbed.
Liberty covered a smile. “You all right there, Mom?”
“Gah!” he exclaimed. “I’ll laugh later, but for now, GAH!”