We considered the downed dragon a win, and despite leaving an unseen assailant behind, we were good with that. Another night spent in the extradimensional rope-space lead to another plan. We wanted to try and waylay a patrol, and see if we couldn’t capture one of the giants and press them for information.
It took two days before we found a patrol that was “suitable” to attack. And believe me, I use the word “suitable” very loosely. The patrol we planned to ambush consisted of 1 of the Seer giants, 12 of the rune-covered giants, and 3 dire bears. We didn’t think that the odds were in our favor, but with an ambush, maybe we would be able to take out a few quickly.
So we placed ourselves accordingly, and launched our attack. We wanted to concentrate on the Seer, as they could apparently naturally see through invisibility and they posed the most threat to our tactics. Once launched, it was clear to see that we did in fact catch them by surprise! Good!
Not so good. Not seconds into the fight I suddenly found myself visible, and now completely surrounded by rune-covered giants and dire bears. Not to mention the seer, which I had positioned myself behind. Beautiful. This was not going to be pretty for me. As I frantically searched around for a way to remove myself from my unfortunate predicament, I suddenly realized something. We were back at our camp.
From what my companions told me, not long after it was realized that our main tactic was defeated, Silvir cast a web on the group that was behind me, and then a confusion spell in the area that I was in. That explained my loss of memory. We stuck around long enough to take out the seer, and then we were ported back to base.
It was fairly obvious that the “question a giant” plan wasn’t going to work, so I suggested that we have Silvir’s familiar scope around Jorgenfist proper, and see if there was any other way in. Thankfully he spotted two caves which we could choose from. Using various forms of travel, we opted to plant ourselves in the cave with the smaller entrance, as we expected that to be the least likely to be guarded by more rune-covered giants.
We were right. Delving deeper into the cave we found a few undead spiders with a sickening air about them. It didn’t take long to return them to their proper state of “dead”, and we pushed on.
To be continued…