After exploring the rest of the surrounding area and fighting a small nest of Stirges, the party headed South and came upon the Mouth of Doom on a desolate hillside that not bore not a bit of the surrounding forests growth. A giant leering demon’s face with a dark stairway going down it’s very throat.
In the chamber below, the party was met by an odd Pseudodragon, Vermithrax, who was happy to help them avoid some nasty traps. Within the dungeon they have found skeletons, pit traps, falling portcullises…
At least one room seems to be barred shut, all attempts to force entry have thus far failed. Another room, which seemed to house a lone skeleton turned out to be inhabited by a Gelatinous Cube.
Some poorly crafted art objects appear to depict the ‘glorious’ days of the Temple of Orcus.
And then disaster struck. In a large room lit by pits of green flame, a large poisonous snake attacked and killed the Oracle Damien. In the battle which followed, Argos and Fenrir were also struck and downed. Elysia asked Vermithrax to use the party’s healing wand to help the fallen adventurers while she bravely led the serpent on a chase out of the dungeon. Fenrir was healed but it was too late for the others and they had to be left behind in order to ensure the survival of the rest of the group who are limping their way back to Zelkor’s Ferry.