Continuing deeper into the Black Cave, Xoon and company discover a strange lab being operated by spider-like creatures made of stone. Flying above them is some sort of winged earth creature with a long beard.
Without much discussion, a fight ensues. Dandalv slings some spells before one of the stone spiders bites him, causing his skin to stiffen and render him unable to move. The rest of the party finishes off the spider while LaLa teleports to the creature’s back and renders it unconscious with a mighty blow to the head from her flail. The two crash to the ground.
The group ties up the creature and tries to interrogate it. It reveals that the ancient library they seek is on this very level, hidden behind a secret door. After they loosen his arm, the creature attempts to escape by creating illusionary duplicates of itself and shrinking out of its bonds. Brother Jon brains it with Root and that’s the end of the earth creature.
Searching the area, the company finds a magic ring, a magic cloak, magic bracers and a scroll with three spells on it!