The images in the portal continue to flicker. The girl is replaced by images of dark rippling water, then a starry night sky. At one point, the portal goes completely black.

Meanwhile, Thokk sways on his feet, one of the bebilith's spines clutched in his hands as a trophy. Despite the lizardman's ministrations, the poison is working its way through the dwarf's system. Soon, Thokk's eyes roll up into his head and he slumps to the ground, muttering incoherently.

Both Taern and Thokk seem to be out of commission for the time being. The rest of you manage to carry/drag them to the portal opening.

The rumbling intensifies, and ever larger chunks of rock begin to crash down from above. There is a flash of gray fur as Aholoh (who had been left behind to guard the entrance to the caves) zigzags across the floor, avoiding the falling debris. The badger leaps into Graevic's arms and stares intently into his eyes. The badger is frightened. Someone is coming ...

It is clear that the cavern is in imminent danger of collapse. You face a difficult choice - run for the exit back to the surface or leap through the portal ...



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