- Adam B. – Adamo Preda the Catfolk Swashbuckler (13th)/ Rogue (3rd)
- Adam J. – Token the Catfolk Warlock (16th)
- Ben – Bondar Ironskull (Splintershield) the Dwarven Cleric (16th)
- Pete – Zartan of the Smoking Eye the Human Ranger/Rogue/Fighter (16th)
- Seth – Whisper the Human Duskblade (16th)
- Gretchen – Human Paladin (15th)
- NPC – Yakov Smirnoff the Goblin manservant (13th)
- NPC – Kazmuk Splintershield the Dwarven Cohort, Favored Soul (11th)
As the group is leaving Cauldron after a successful evacuation, they encounter a Huge Red Dragon named Hookface. He is attacking the town and harassing the townsfolk as they leave. He is loudly demanding to know what the pitiful Humans have done to awaken the mountains wrath and create such chaos. The party intervenes. The combat is challenging and things look dire as Token is snatched up, chewed up and enflameanated. Token calls out, “I’ve got him now!” and laughs like a mad man as a flash of magic appears as he touches the dragon. He then decides falling unconscious is the best course of action.
Token is saved from death by a timely Regroup from Whisper and healed by the Paladin. Zartan climbs to the top of a nearby building, which Hookface sees as an opportunity to attack a human one on one. It is the last mistake the dragon will ever make. The rest of the group Dimension Doors up and the Dragon suffers massive amounts of damage due to flanking and the Paladin’s Auras. Hookface almost escapes but is brought down by Whisper with a Cold Channeled Pyroburst (Cryoburst?). Alas, poor Hookface is no more.
Well away from town they find Jenya has set up a Tent City for the refugees from Cauldron. The party rests as the dark clouds spin over the ravaged City. In the morning they see the darkness at the center has grown. Whisper realizes someone is trying to open a permanent portal to the Prime Material Plane (Probably from Carceri). The energy source powering this process appears to be coming from somewhere below the center of town. Using Valathru’s notes they determine a region underground to begin their search.
Using Find the Path, they head off to find the portal’s source of power. They calculate at the current rate the portal will open about Midnight. As they travel through the tunnels below the mountain they encounter and defeat two smoke-like creatures and two elder earth elementals. They continue on.
End of Session 30.