A quick recap so far… The party ventured forth into the Sunken Keep in search for the Hag. Along the way, we encountered a cleric and wizardess. Continuing on, the party eventually found itself in a circular room, presumably a study. Centered in the room was a case containing a map of the region to the north with the wording “Here Be Dragons” written in Draconic (of all languages!). This study is a large circular room with eight doors and book cases built into the walls between each door. Emlin Deg perused the shelves for a few interesting tomes. In an otherwise unremarkable broom closet, the cleric, Alec, discovered a cloak, which he quickly donned.
In the course of systematically exploring each doorway, we found one which led off into rough-hewn rock, presumably a tunnel leading to the lair of the Hag. Another doorway led off into a room with a mystic circle inscribed in the floor. For some reason known only to her, the sorceress decided to just step into the circle. This had the benefit of informing the party that this was, in fact, a ring of teleportation. Unfortunately, it meant we all had to go through if we wanted to reclaim our ‘amputated’ party member.
Upon stepping into the ring, we each found ourselves in a cavern completely unattached the keep, but instead being several miles away along the coast in an otherwise unremarkable cavern. One can only assume this was the Sorcerer’s escape route. Setting off for the beach, the party made camp for the night. Whilst the party set camp, the rogue decided it most wise to scout the area. Nearby, atop a dune, Emlin found a pair of Kuatoa stealthily observing the party from amid the tall grasses.
(Perhaps misguidedly) Assuming they meant the party ill, he quickly drew from his pack the cursed chest, and flung it out in front of the hidden pair. As the chest landed, its top flew open, and the chest let forth its hideous wail. Luckily for Emlin, his plan worked as he’d hoped. The sudden noise distracted the kuotoa and attracted the attention of his party. In a flurry of action, the slimy duo was dispatched to the realms of their dark goddess. For the rest of the night, nothing of note happened.