Summary Edit

The party are stalked by a tentacled monstrosity as they try and escape the catacombs under Paris. Eventually they cross a bridge before the creature finally attacks.

Synopsis Edit

Hamid is in shock and manages to cast 'Prestidigitation'.

Sasha sneaks down the cave towards the terrible stench which is almost overwhelming. After a long time, the stone around her becomes more and more unrefined before eventually coming out into a huge cavern. Inside it is pitch black, putrid water which is the source of the smell. Sasha edges around a ledge, seeing various pipes pouring into the fetid pool below. One of the pipes doesn't have anything pouring out of it, but is covered in plant slime.

Hamid tries to get Zolf to cheer him up, but isn't able to.

Sasha heads up the slimey pipe to investigate. She decides to head back to the party, but finds a splatter of the water up on the side of the wall where she previously walked. She hears an alien sound just behind her. She swings behind her wildly, hitting whatever it is and she can hear the unnatural scream.

Zolf and Hamid hear the scream.

Sasha moves as quickly as she can across the ledge. Emerging into the corridor she hears something slithering ahead of her along the corridor.

Zolf sees Sasha entering a room with two tentacles over her head and the dwarf shouts at the rogue. Sasha runs back to the party but the tentacles retreated. The party hear the distant scream again, and Zolf sees a tentacle with an eye on the end, which Zolf flashes with the torch, causing it to retreat although other apendages appear out of corridors before retreating again. Sasha throws a bomb down the corridor, causing distance ceiling to fall as Hamid casts 'Mage Armour' and Zolf casts 'Floating Disc', which he climbs on.

The party heads off down corridors to get out, eventually finding more tentacles which Sasha throws her final bomb at and Hamid casts 'Sleep' on, causing it to retreat. Sasha throws a Fire Bomb, causing no damage to the creature. Eventually, they find a bridge over a ravine. Hamid heads over the bridge, holding a rope that Sasha has the other end of. Sasha gets on the floating disc and they float over the bridge. As Hamid pulls them across, Zolf's torch catches a hint of deep purple: a barbed tentacle wraps itself around Zolf's leg, pulling him into the ravine. Similtaniously, a similar tentacle grabs Sasha's leg, pulling her off the bridge, but she's able to grab onto the bridge. As Zolf is pulled off the bridge, he sees the creature: a being with countless mishapen limbs and tentacles with a gaping mouth. Zolf throws his trident at the creature, missing. Sasha throws her fire bomb at it, missing.

Hamid watches on in horror.