Maruc sprung right and raised his mace and symbol. “Cower before the Hand of Halav!” he cried using the power of is God again.
The ghouls cowered, but did not flee. This was where they would make their last stand.
Miklos wasn’t about to be caught out a second time, he had expect this and had prepared his web incantation. As the burly dwarf and and bulky armoured cleric parted to make room to defend themselves Miklos took advantage of the gap and cast his web between them at the ghouls.
Within the eerily glowing illumination cast by the flickering torchlight, the ghouls looked liked creatures from Ludo’s nightmares, he held his sword in the guard position prepared to defend himself and watched as the magical web encased the unholy shrieking creatures, trapping them.
Feldard was glad for the greater height of the cavern. Here he could swing his axe with much more effectiveness. As the ghouls became entangled in the webbing cast by Miklos, Feldard went to work, cleaving the undead ‘til all that remained were parts. Initially, Stephan had taken up a position to protect Maruc and Miklos so they could ply their trade. In the aftermath, he followed Feldard’s lead and assisted in piece-mealing the ghouls.
Last into the room, Hasan saw little but the efficient dispatch of the horrid ghouls. His elven hands worried over an arrow, half-drawn from the holster that hung by his side. But the elf saw no target. He watched. Though they struggled within the web strands, the ghouls quickly fell under the sword and axe blows from Feldard and Stephan.
Ludo wondered how they came to be here and who was their master. The very presence of these creatures indicated that the ‘Sons of Night’ might be active in these parts. Perhaps the mysterious waling sound from outside the cave would answer that question.
Once the creatures had been dispatched, the group moved around the cavern, studying a moment each tunnel that radiated out from this central area. Trying not to shine his lightstone so as to disrupt the demi-humans’ vision, Stephan focused on inspecting the cavern and exits.
The tunnel system was not large. The various routes led a short way to concealed exits on the surface. Other than small creepy, crawly creatures, the ghouls underground lair now seemed to be empty.