The party, when recovering from their fight the day before, was asked by the children of the village to help find their missing friend, Corgi, who hadn’t been seen since the children played ‘Mouse the Hero’ the night before. The village elder, Entall, came up to the party and asked if they needed anything. He told them that he hadn’t seen Corgi, but that that wasn’t unusual because he likes to explore, and he also told them that they could probably find the artifact that they were looking for in the freshwater caves in the middle of the island.
Mouse went to the cliff to retrieve his daggers that he had lost in the fight, but saw a strange sight below: Orange sahuagin dragging away the bodies of the blue sahuagin killed the day before. These new orange sahuagin were moving in a strange manner, and, after Variez used magic to mend the ladder, the party followed them to the edge of the ocean where they discovered the orange sahuagin tossing the bodies of the blue sahuagin into the ocean where they were being gobbled up by an enormous jellyfish!
The party returned to the village and looked for Entall to warn him about the jellyfish, but they got distracted by a lizardfolk man who told them his daughter had run off with his booze to the old decrepit protection shrine. Variez went with the man to find his daughter, while Zordlon Feubart, Zachar Zetziev, and Mouse went to find Entall at the new protection shrine.
Entall and another lizardfolk woman are found carving draconic runes into the new shrine. Mouse tells them all about the jellyfish. The lizardfolk woman says that it might be the ‘dancing sickness’ and that the ‘mindworms’ are back. Entall sends some lizardfolk to check it out, and sends some runners to the other villages on the island. Entall told the party to return that night so that everyone can have a meeting about the jellyfish.
Variez meanwhile recovers the booze by lying to the teenagers and telling them that horrible things will happen to their bodies if the drink underage. He was given a few bottles of Dwarven rum by the owner of the booze.
The party reunited and went off to the caves in the center of the island. There were a few green sahuagin playing in the river there. Mouse stealthily took their weapons that were lying on the ground, and the party went past them and into the cave. The river flowed down into the cave, and the party followed it.
The first room had a large pool of water and some buckets for gathering it. The river flowed deeper, so the party followed it to the next room. This room had cracks of light in the top of it, revealing the stone ruins entangled with jungle vines that were on either side of the river. The river flowed through a metal grate at the end of the room, and on either side was a statue of a gorilla. As the party tried to force its way past the grate, the statues became animate and attacked. After a tough battle in the river, during which Zord was flank-hit and pushed underwater by the current, the party crumbled both statues. The party then forced the grate open and Variez was swept under it by the current. The rest of the party followed.
The next room contained a deep pool. There were several electric eels in the pool that were quite an annoyance, causing some party members to lose feeling and slip under water. Eventually the eels were defeated.
The party then found a room containing eight stone chests. One contained a snake, three contained bones, one contained 800 very old gold pieces, one contained a puff of soot, and one was completely empty.
Next there was a room full of moss and giant leeches. The leeches took a good chunk out of Variez before they were dispatched.