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In the aftermath, Glarif peers past the bodies to see the third room looks to have been some sort of storage facility - maybe an offshoot of the barracks. Beneath curtains of webs, cabinets hang open and empty. Odd looking cocoons litter the room - and as he watches, one large sack hanging from the ceiling begins to thrash and shake, a low moan filling the chamber...

 

((This chamber is also roughly fifteen by fifteen, and follows all other conventions of the dungeon thus far; ten foot ceiling, hewed walls, &c.))

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"Looks like you just saved someone or something from becoming dinner" Daenir said returning his sword, muttering something in elven about poorly balanced gear before drawing his boot knife to begin cutting his way towards the thrashing cocoon.

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"Aye, or there's another spider being hatched." 

 

Glarif makes sure his axe and one of his uncles knives are still ready in his hand.

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" We'll know soon enough," Wolf says, readying another arrow and keeping an eye out for any other threats.

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Right then. so if it jumps out and starts chewing on me, kill it." He said with a laugh and stepped forward to cut the cocoon open.

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Spiders scurry underfoot and through the webs around them as Daenir approaches the thrashing cocoon; tiny in comparison to the monsters the party has been battling, these hand-sized beasts are still larger than those most commonly encountered in the world above the tunnels of the Murder Hole. Their blue-black bodies gleam in the flickering beadlight, their eyes shining like tiny gems, their needle-like fangs sharp as daggers.

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Daenir's knife cuts through the bottom of the cocoon and a body tumbles out, flopping on the dungeon floor like a landed fish. He's average height, and was probably average build before he was imprisoned in the dark for gods only know how long. His shoulder length brown hair matted to his head with strands of sticky web, and his utilitarian adventurer's garb is worn and dirty, soaked with sweat and possibly worse.

 

((Dane has entered the dungeon!))

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Not bothering to sheath his dagger until he gets a chance to clean the webbing from it's blade he crouches down to check the figures pulse and breathing. "Not a spider anyway...doesn't smell much better though"

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The newcomer suddenly jumps up with a yell, grabbing Daenir around the shoulder, then abruptly falls on his face.  Attempting to scramble away, he appears to be suffering either from spider venom in the legs, or perhaps simply from having been upside down for too long.

 

"Jaws of the seven hells!" he yells, still scrambling wildly.  "Grimm, look out for the big one!  It's..." 

 

He stands up again, this time falling over backward.  This fall seems to knock the wind out of him, granting a moment of peace from all the flailing about.  In this pause, he looks from one face to another, seeming to come to himself a bit.

 

"Grimm?  Wait.  You aren't...  Who are you??"

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"A talking wolf, eh?" he quips as he gets up again.  This time he manages to stand, albeit on legs that wobble somewhat.

 

"I'm Dane.  And Grimm is an idiot.  Well, he's probably dead.  And if he's not, I'm going to kill him next time I see him.  He was a...companion of mine.  Recent acquaintance.  Dumb as a brick.  Useful, though, when you needed somebeast split with an axe."

 

Dane stretches, looking around and attempts a few cautious steps.

 

"I'm in the uh...tourism business.  Got hired...well...I guess I don't really know how long ago.  I haven't starved to death yet, so probably within the last few days.  Anyway, these kids come up from Arl's Grange saying they want to check out the ruin.  I probably shoulda known they'd all get themselves killed down here, but the coin was good and they did have some muscle with 'em.  Who's going to blame me for taking the chance?"

 

"I told them to be quiet and stay well behind me while I kept an eye out for anything that might send us down the River on a pink pony.  We make it to the hallway almost to this room, and the next thing I know, these two kids are crackin' jokes at each other and yuckin' it up.  Suddenly an army of giant..."

 

He looks a little sick at the memory, and for a moment you think he might fall over again.

 

"...of giant...well.  Y'know?  And suddenly we're in the thick of it, when the biggest..."  He shudders.  "Well it comes right at me.  So I duck in here, and that's it.  Not sure what happened after that.  I guess it got me.  Not sure about the others."

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"At a guess, Whatever venom these things have knocks a person cold, and...well" Casting an eye around at the little spiders his normally fair skin seemed to go even more pale. "well, let us check this room, and see what there is that may still be here, and then I am of the mind to set it aflame as well"

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"Aye! Perhaps there is something or someone of value in these other Cocoons..."

 

Glarif walks up to the next closes cocoon and impulsively and lightly pokes at it with his axe.

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The cocoon tears open, and a flood of tiny spiders - handsized all the way down to ordinary coin-sized spiders - pour out, like water from a ruptured skin. The polished white teeth of a grinning skull peer out of the hole in the cocoon.

 

There's a faint skittering sound, and Glarif notices that the smaller spiders are gathering in the webbing, scurrying up the strands like a black ooze...

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