After the ambush, we were all a bit more wary. We were able to sneak up on a pair of hobgoblins as we explored the western passage. I shot one with my bow – a good hit – , and Lily finished it with that eldrich bolt of hers. I got another good hit on the second beast, and this time Kiteera dropped it with a shot to the neck from her little hand crossbow. Kiteera is running low on ammunition for her crossbow, so I’ll probably be protecting her more often now. We continued down the west passage, and came upon some sort of fissure in the ground. The smell of danger frightened the gifted and some of the others, so we turned back to the east. Down the east passage from the center room, we came across some sort of gigantic lizard that seemed ready to attack us, but pulled up short because of some kind of mushroom in the bud that was spattered about the room, and especially in front of the entrance. The barbarian had brought a table from the other room – as a shield of all things – and was able to lay it across the mud so we could cross. Lily used some sort of power on the lizard to keep it from attacking, and we moved to a door on the other side of the room. I could hear something on the other side of the door, but I could tell that it was pretty far away. Kiteera opened the door, but down the passage there was some kind of large dog with a goblin nearby, and it alerted the goblin to our presence. There was nothing to do but attack and get out of this narrow corridor where magic could wreak havoc. The fight was easier than I had expected, some of which was the goblin’s inability to get that dog to attack. After the short fight, we settled in for a meal. While we ate, we were able to talk a bit more about ourselves. It is clear that we all have much to hide, but we also seem to have common intentions. We decided that we would all defend each other, and each other’s… After the meal we continued on, this time to the north. We quickly came across a small room with deep mud filling the floor area. Most of us didn’t have any trouble crossing, but Zhura and I both wound up covered in mud. There was a passage on the other side of the mud hole, and we could hear chanting coming from the other end. The chanting was to an evil god of goblins, and after an undead was spotted, we knew that we were facing an evil goblin cleric. After we prepared, the fight was swift. The skeletons – of which there were three – were dispatched quickly, but the cleric turned invisible, and ran off calling for reinforcements. We braced for the charge in the narrow corridor, and when zombies rushed in, we were ready. Zhura dispatched them with her holy faith, but the goblin cleric was getting away.