Vult 2, 999 YK
Searching for the prisoner taken by the Bondbreakers, the party comes across a concentric domed chamber at the heart of Sha, which they deduce to be a throne room. The entrance is barred from within, so they hatch a plan: the barrels of tlalusk fat from the food storehouses, they figure, can be made into bombs. By preparing a special fuse and having Conlon pressurize a barrel’s contents by magically removing all air within, they create a powerful explosive that shatters the barrier and maims or kills nearly everybody within, including the prisoner.
The noise of the explosion draws the attention of what the goliath nomads call the Great Hunter-in-the-Ice, a massive worm known as a remorhaz. Realizing they are doomed, the injured Bondbreakers in the throne room sacrifice themselves to summon a demonic rime hound of size rivaling the remorhaz, and the Eclipse Collective is caught up in the middle of the battle. Eventually, they emerge triumphant, killing the remorhaz in a deadly concerted attack and binding the rime hound, contemplating keeping it as a mount or some kind of guard dog.
Experience Gained: 2800 (from combat)