For tonight’s adventure the group consisted Xanaphia, Orion, Dinak, and two new members, Lezrik the wood elf champion fighter, and Tamin the human thief rogue. The group was checking in on the mine that the Thistlebottom halflings had lost contact with and assumed the miners had gone missing. The party approached and saw a wooden palisade around the cave the mine was in. wanting to be prepared Xanaphia cast both dark vision and mage armor… and wild magic kicked in. For ten rounds the party fell victim to multiple magical mishaps. Magic swelled within Xanaphia returning all the unused sorcery points, the party became weak to piercing weapons, the next a foe of the party would have disadvantage on saves against spells, Orion fell victim to a swarm of magic missiles, Xanaphia started levitating and turned invisible, Dinak started flying, someone else had disadvantage on a save, and Xanaphia became the center of a fireball spell. It was chaos, but at least the guard “goblin” on the palisade enjoyed the show.
After their display the guard shouted down greetings to them. It appeared to be a blue skinned goblin with a long-hooked spear. It opened the iron gate one handed, which the party did not find to odd and allowed them within the palisade. They rested a bit and asked about the halflings, it claimed it had not seen any halflings, they found this mine empty and moved in. The party believed him but wanted to see the mine. They traveled down a few tunnels, passing more of the strangely colored goblins as they were now mining for any ore or gems. The goblins gave the party odd looks as they marched down to the deepest chamber of the mine, the room was shaped like a large figure eight, with many odd paths jutting into other areas. A goblin they talked to told them halfling items had been found in a side tunnel, as the party investigated, they realized the tunnel was a dead end and they could hear multiple strange sounds behind them.
They turned in time to see each of the goblins turning into large sized wolf monsters. The battle started, the monsters getting pelted with attacks from the party and the beasts charging the heroes. Tamin, not being especially skilled in combat chose to shoot, run, and hide. Dinak struggled to find the shadows he normally would hide in but still shot everything that was wolf like with arrow after arrow. Xanaphia, having had mixed luck with spells that day lashed out with spells praying that they would not surge again and noticed a few of the elemental spells were less effective against these creatures. Lezrik made huge dents in the beasts with a greatsword, giving them a run for their money. The party was also sustaining many bites from the monsters, unable to truly keep their distance from the gnashing jaws. Orion had great stunning strikes and kept gaining the killing blow on the monsters, but as they finished with the first group they were joined by more of the monsters. in his quest to remain alive and unseen Tamin hid in the back of the chamber where he found a shimmer, a budding portal to wherever these creatures were from. Tamin let Dinak know about the portal and fled away from it, seeing two sets of claws starting to poke through. Dinak took the time to break the crude symbols on the wall around the portal, causing it to close and sever the fingers of whatever was trying to reach into this world. The group killed the last of the pack that had followed them into the depths, but know there are more most likely waiting for them up top.
We stopped there for the night and the group is now level 8.