The flight of the wizard put our heroes on edge, but as there was nothing they could do in the darkness, they chose to wait until the morning.
Once dawn came, they could not immediately find the trail of the wizard or his stolen booty. Looking over the remaining loot, they came across an ancient scroll that allowed a caster to take spell from the mind’s of dead enemies. They decided it was the quickest course of action to use this scroll on the fallen high priest in hopes that he had the ability to raise the dead. This beat out their fall-bald plans of asking the dwarves of Gilt Hall for assistance or trying to return to Wytchport.
Dremahl channeled the power of Nox to ‘see’ into the cavern below. He saw the winged troglodyte’s broken body atop the pyramid where he fell (ret-conned by editor). He checked the entrance to the mine as well, but could seen nothing moving about in the darkness.
The group gathered up their loot and the body of the fallen goblin, and took the trail back into the mine.
When they arrived at the entry they noted that the bodies of troglodytes slain here were no longer lying about. As they made their way toward the breach into the lower cabin, the noticed that other fallen enemies had been drug into the whole — but that it seemed to have happened nearly a day ago.
They once again lowered a rope and descended into the wide open cavern. Splashing into the muck at the bottom, they could not hear any immediate sounds of alarm or gathering enemies. The decided to move toward the mining machine and then to they the pyramid.
As they approached the wrecked craft a volley of javelins rained down around the ranger. Peering into the darkness, they noticed a trio of troglodytes lurking behind a ruined wall. The group charged, and crushed the guards under a flurry of flail, blade and spell.
Since they heard no evidence that these guards had set off an alarm, they continued on toward the mining craft. It had no signs of being combed over by troglodytes, but the Noxian acolyte Ennick knew where the plans to the craft were cached. He released the hidden clasp and pulled out the blueprints.
From here it is only short hike to the pyramid. Our heroes tried to take stock of their surroundings before pushing back into the heart of this dark. lizard-haunted expanse.