Following their encounter with the duergar at the door, the party set off deeper into the Lindellin cave. They encountered the corpses of huge spiders, apparently slain by someone who had been there shortly before. After stumbling around the corner, the party nearly walked into a spear-wielding line of apprehensive duergar.
Before the duergar could launch into a full attack, Korwindel quickly explained that they had been sent by the duergar at the door. Though apprehensive, the duergar welcomed the party’s help in searching for the krenshars. Korwindel found a hidden door in the room and opened it, which greatly irked the prideful duergar. As a result, the duergar insisted that the party go in ahead of them. The party was not too keen on this, and ultimately the duergar went ahead alone.
After a few minutes of discussing the situation, the party was interrupted by one of the duergar who attempted to rush past them. Thunk grabbed hold of the wily creature, who declared that they had found a bunch of humans, and that he was going to fetch his fellow duergar and put all these people to the sword. The party was disgusted at this, and with Thunk holding on to the duergar, they set off.
After heading through the door, they were briefly dazzled by the lights of a strange underground civilization. A vast cavern lay before them, with all sorts of shanties and huts crudely constructed around it. The sound of battle brought them back to their senses. After attempting to establish peace, the wizard Elaine let out a bright blast of colors which stunned and disoriented the combatants. The still-standing cave people capitalized on this and slew the marauding dwarves, but in the confusion Deneva also slew one of the prized krenshar.
After a tense-standoff, both the cave people and the party backed down. All around, fearful people huddled in their shanties and huts, occasionally peering out at the strange newcomers. A woman came up to the party and introduced herself as Ylanna Lendithas. She explained that her people had dwelled underground since an ancient war, and had always faced difficulty and adversity. The duergar attack was a tipping point, and though reluctant, she eventually agreed that her people needed to escape. She set out with the party to the town of Lindellin, seeking asylum.
After a brief journey, the crew arrived back in Lindellin, and sent for the captain of the guard. Belorin Silverkin answered the call, and the party relayed the situation to him. Troubled by this revelation, Belorin sought out Yenven Chandler, the town’s mayor, to determine what to do with the cave people. The boisterous mayor didn’t prove very helpful, but Ylanna and Belorin eventually worked out a deal; the cave people would work and guard the town, but they would have to live in tents temporarily outside of town.
Exhausted by the day’s events, the party purchased rooms at the inn, and quickly collapsed…