Our heroes awake in a makeshift dwelling in the ruins of an ancient town to find their friend Torrin still sleeping in what appears to be a golden shower ;) of light. Confused, Drogo breaks off the limb of one of the fallen twig blights from the previous day’s battle, attempting to waken Torrin with a swift swat of the switch. To his surprise, the blow, unable to penetrate the shroud of light, bounces off of the sleeping lizard, leaving no effect. “I think he’ll be fine, why don’t we head out and explore the town while we wait for whatever this bullshit is to expire?”
And with that, our heroes ventured out into the ruined town to explore. Not too long into their walkabout, a direwolf approaches the group. Acting quickly, Nicolas leaps into action, casting Tasha’s hideous laughter on the beast. Unfortunately for Nicolas, direwolves are not intellectual enough to be affected by this spell, and as such, the direwolf completely ignores Nicolas’ attempts. Making up for Nicolas’ ignorance, Aser and Drogo rush to their friend’s aid, and quickly down the creature. During the final blow of combat, the wolf lets out a yelp and falls to the ground.
Drogo, inquisitive about the possibility of using the fallen beast’s hide for rogue trickery, begins skinning the animal clumsily, spilling blood everywhere, and covering himself from head to toe with the creatures stench. Immediately upon successfully skinning the wolf, our heroes are surrounded by three of the wolf’s pack. Exposed to direct sunlight, Aser calls out to his companions to retreat into the dark building that had housed the ash zombies from the day before. Nicolas and Aser quickly disengage to safety, but Drogo, being out of position, is unable to join his friends in hiding. At that moment, Drogo lets out a blinding light, rendering the nearest wolf unable to see. Obscured from vision, Drogo hides behind the blinded wolf, and removes himself from immediate peril.
After what seems like an eternity, encountering many missteps and overcoming several close calls, our heroes are victorious in their combat with the small pack of wolves, and take the wolves’ corpses as their prize. Having been badly injured, our heroes retreat to the site where they left their dragon friend to rest. Getting some well needed rest, our heroes manage to skin, tan, and cook the slain wolves, and prepare for the next day’s adventure.