The party, having defeated Mammy Graul and her brood take a day to collect themselves and with the aid of their new-found allies JAKARDROS, Vale, and Kaven head toward Fort Rennack. They make the short journey and spend some time scouting the the fort only to find it crawling with ogres and apparently well defended. Growing more and more concerned about the constantly unseasonable rain the party, over the objections of their ranger allies, decide to move further into the foothills of Storval Plateau to investigate the condition of the SKulls Crossing, the dam that holds back the miles of water that make up the Storval Deep.
The party makes their way up the steep vally leading up to the Storval Deep and as the dam comes into view several miles ahead the can just make out several ogres chipping away at the structure. To their horror they arrive just in time to see something of the storval deep attack the ogres, tearing them off the crossing and opening the crack they had been working on. A flood of water pours over the dam, certainly not the full volume but enough to cause trouble for Turtleback Ferry downstream.
They quickly moved up toward the dam, dedicated to finding a way to open the spillways and preventing any further sudden flooding of the Skull River. Just as they reach the lake at the base of the dam, an enormous creature came spilling over the broken portion of dam. A black rubbery tentacled horror known as Black Magga, injured from her fall over the dam and looking to vent her anger made her way directly for the party on shore.
A quick breath of foul mist rendered the majority of the party insane, and tentacles whipped out trying to snag the tasty morsels. However through miraculous force of will the party managed to keep focus and attack the divine monster,
Chris’s Character fending off tentacle after tentacle while Filiaris, Cassie’s character, and Plaedra attacked from a distance. After an amazing show of skill and sheer luck the party downed the beast as it attempted to flee downriver, making a quick effort to dress the gargantuine beast and recover a large quantity of her hearts blood for Filiaris to distill into enhancing potions for the party.
After catching their breath and recovering a bit the party moves up the mountain, making short work of a guardian Ettin and a group of exhausted ogres. The party stands, tired and depleated facing the control tower of Skulls Crossing.