Level 3 (forcibly recruited)
The party observed a lot of giant spiders, 13 of them to be exact.
Not only that, 8 of them were moving out of the quarry and heading west (in the direction of the party).
The party had a few rounds to prepare. They'd seen giant spiders scurrying west previously.
Perhaps, they reasoned. If they hid, that the spiders would pass them by.
The party chose not to hide in the dilapidated outbuildings and went into some bushes further north.
Would the plan have worked. The party will never know. Turwin stuck his head out of a bush for a look around at exactly the wrong moment.
The spider-pack immediately changed direction and headed straight at them!
The party utilised the same strategy from their last foray into the quarry.
Last time, it had proved not so successful.
The fighters, barbarian and monk formed a loose front line, with the warlock and the cleric in the second line.
The spiders took a couple of rounds to advance. When they drew close enough, the spiders spat webbing at the party. Alton tried to use his monkish skills to deflect the webbing to no avail.
A couple of the front line fighters were left entangled.
The battle went fairly well for the party.
So the the party went to the other passage, this lead to a dead end - a cave to be exact, with a hole in the floor.
The roughly circular hole with a diameter of about 15' appeared to be a vertical shaft that led directly downwards for 60' according to their initial observations.
Much of the cave was covered in webbing and the sides of the shaft are heavily coated with webbing.
When the party peered down the shaft, they spotted the dimmest of orange hues coming from below and there was a rhythmic slow flow of air from the shaft. Other than that, there was only inky blackness.
Their curiosity piqued, the party decided to investigate.
Valtius took it as a sign to retreat. With painstaking slowness he silently made his way to the rope and was pulled up.
When he reached the top, he was hesitant to make any noise and told the party that they should leave immediately. They were a bit hesitant to believe him, but took him seriously eventually.
Before deciding to retreat, the party decided to explore the dead end with the piled up rocks. The party were worried about the noise that they might make and removed the piled rocks as quietly as they could. Once they had cleared enough rocks to crawl through.