Return to the World's Largest Dungeon
Last night the intrepid adventurers delved further into the realm of the shadow mastiffs. The creatures had their blending tactics figured out and gave the party more of a challenge, causing serious damage early in the day. Egon created his first undead (aww, I mean eww) and sent them after two which escaped from the slaughter.
With some good listening and a bit of luck the party followed the dogs into the heart of the region. (To a room described in the book as "The Room of Death", oh no!) An eversmoking bottle provided an excellent atmosphere to ambush the party, so the two injured dogs and their two completely healthy (and bigger) pack leaders did just that.
Gruk took the brunt of the attack and raged just in time to fall down. Urza cleaned up the two wounded dogs while Egon and Oscar restored Gruk who had barely regained his feet before the dogs brought him down again. Kerwin carelessly dropped a flame strike on himself, but redeemed himself with a flaming sphere which cornered the two big dogs. Oscar was forced to enter into melee as the shadow mastiffs made good use of the concealment in the smokey room. The good guys all nearly died, but they didn't; instead they won. Yay!