Amadi pushed open the door out of the labyrinth with the rest of the group rushing in behind. They found themselves in a small living space that opened to the right. As Amadi turned it he found himself facing several robed figures in an eerie room composed of purple rock with green veins, filled with pillars that apparently had live hands trapped within.
One of the acolytes fired powerful scorching rays as Amadi, severely burning him, while the other fell back to warn others. A third robed figure, who appeared to be some sort of ghost, came to the acolyte’s defense. Amadi was able to land a powerful, but not mortal, blow on the acolyte. Meanwhile, Scruffin entered the battle but upon hearing the ghostly figures disturbing babbling noises became fascinated until Kraldar recognized the charm and slapped her out of it.
Amadi, Noth and Kraldar engaged the ghostly figured while Scruffin fired a magic missile in between them all that blew up the acolytes face. The ghost was defeated having only made Noth a little woozy.
Scruffin browsed through the belongings found in the living area, while the others perused through the temple. She found documents alluding to a merging of the three deities, and other plans of that nature, but didn’t get far before the others were ambushed with a powerful fireball that badly burned them all. Kraldar channeled el defensor’s healing powers to soothe the burns, and Scruffin made a mental note of a secret door she could not unlock near the living space. The group then pushed further to where the fireball came from and were confronted by their primary target.
In a small room, three acolytes, the faceless one, and Dourstone prepared for a confrontation. Amadi and Noth charged in, while the faceless one summoned a fiendish wolverine and his acolytes unloaded a variety of spells onto Amadi and Noth. The faceless one did not hang around for long, however, and slipped out the secret door in the back of the room. Scruffin, however, saw it coming and went back to cut him off, Kraldar following behind, leaving Amadi, Noth and Dulok to defeat the remaining acolytes (Dourstone followed the faceless one).
Scruffin successfully cut off the faceless one from across the temple, and tried to use one of her newfound powers to pull the magical rod he was carrying from his hands, however the faceless one was able to snatch it out of mid-air before it could be sucked too far away. To make matters worse, Scruffin was grasped by the hands that appeared to be trapped within the pillars, preventing her from pursuing the faceless one. Fortunately Kraldar used super cleric speed to run around the pillars and confront the faceless one, only to be greeted with the faceless one’s cast of a lightning bolt spell. However, Kraldar successfully imposed himself all up in the faceless one’s grill, forcing him to lose focus and bungle the spell.
Meanwhile, Amadi, Noth and Dulok just absorbed repeated beatings from the acolytes. Stuns, blinds, scorching rays, angry demon wolverines, everything.
The faceless one was then determined to escape to the labyrinth, and did so by casting a web spell in the living space that filled the room, trapping Kraldar and the newly arriving Dulok who was coming to chase after his boss Dourstone. Dourstone and the faceless one got away, but not for long as both Kraldar and Scruffin broke free of their bonds and continued the pursuit. Kraldar followed the faceless one directly into the labyrinth the way they entered, while Scruffin used her scroll of expeditious retreat to move at uncanny speed while searching for another exit to the labyrinth, one she found just south of the temple, vanishing from sight in the process.
Kraldar battled the faceless one alone in the labyrinth, until the faceless one became desperate and badly wounded both Kraldar and himself and an explosion of electricity and force. He then made his way through the many secret doors while Kraldar refused to relent. Scruffin caught up with Kraldar, making him invisible as well, but found that they were unsure which corner the faceless one had turned.
Scruffin made her way back to the entrance to cut off the faceless one’s escape, and while invisible allowed Dulok to chase Dourstone out of the labyrinth and into the black pit room. The faceless one then surprised Kraldar and Scruffin by appearing behind them – but unaware of their location due to invisibility. Kraldar used the opportunity to ambush the faceless one, but found that his sword could not penetrate the magical armor of the mage. Scruffin tried to assist by firing three magic missiles into him, but found those two were absorbed by his shield spell, denying her most powerful attack. The faceless one then decided to use the tight confines of the labyrinth to finish Kraldar off by rolling a huge sphere of fire over him, knocking him unconscious.
Scruffin ran around and confronted the faceless one from the side, blinding him with sparkling glitterdust, and thinking she made have finally thwarted his escape. However, she find herself with no means to seriously injure him, and had her staff easily repelled by his magic despite his blindness. Hearing the approach of the unseen ball of fire she thought Kraldar and her may be doomed. But, glory-stealing Amadi finally arrived from behind swiftly chopping his great sword from above into the faceless one like firewood. He crumpled to the ground, finally defeated, while they all helped Kraldar back to health.
They still had to account for Dourstone, however, so Scruffin left the healing party early and used her magically enhanced speed to catch up with Dourstone and Dulok in the black pit room. She found Dourstone perched t the edge of the pit, threatening to jump to his death out of shame for what he had done. Dulok was trying to talk him down, and Scruffin tried to as well, but it was not persuasive. Realizing this, she prepared her scroll of web. Amadi, Kraldar, and Noth entered the room just in time to see Dourstone attempt to jump to his doom, but instead found himself bound by a huge burst of strong, sticky webs that covered the pit and area within the stairs.