We fought the “puppies”, which turned out to be gnolls. They mentioned Yeegnohu before they died. I ate one of their souls, but still felt unsatisfied. Empty. I was craving… something. Pickles? Ice cream?
After a short rest we resumed our journey, and eventually reached a large cavern filled with webs. Two goblins met us at the entrance, Spiderbait and Yum-Yum. Whoever named them had a truly morbid sense of humor, but they didn’t seem to care, merrily using some sort of special grease to surf the webbing around the cave. They told us their might be spiders. We all rolled our eyes. Of course there are spiders, look at the webs. But then they offered to guide us past the spiders in return for a red bloodstone we found on the gnolls.
They promptly led us TO the spiders rather than away from them. And to make things worse, I was feeling nauseous. Swollen ankles, bloated. Definitely not in fighting form, though I wounded one after I got the webbingout of my mouth. The blue druid turned into a spider during the fight, too. I knew there was something off about him.
By the end of the fight I was feeling worse instead of better. Horrible cramps, intestinal spasms, gut-wrenching contortions that felt like a wrench to the gut. Finally, I gave the druid 10gp for a bowl of water and some incense. He promised they would help, but didn’t really explain how. I really should have asked.
Ten minutes later, in a puff of brimstone, I was no longer alone in my misery.
When I’m feeling better, we’re all going to have a long discussion about which of them got me pregnant.