"Captain, it is not that I fear them or doubt the power of the storm. It is that I do not wish to have our exit cut off by them," Terry says. "Your direction is as good as the other. But they are approaching this chamber from the west and we go north they will be in front of us and behind us. No one lusts for battle where one is surrounded, but a fool. Unfortunately, there is also no value in standing still. So let us move quickly. North is still as good a way to go as any unless someone else objects?"“Let them come,” Says Captain Barakas Stormsword. “They will feel the wrath of the storm.”
[sblock=Combat]The passage opens into an enormous cavern illuminated by several guttering torches set in sconces on the walls. The floor is uneven, and the ceiling is forty feet up. Three flat boulders near the passage serve as tables for human corpses. Severed body parts sit in baskets by the foot of each stone table, covered in dry gore. A figure in a dark hood stands by the third table, its back to you. Matted hair juts from the hood, and the figure holds a bone needle threaded with dark cord in its hand.
Farther to the north, a stone stair climbs the east wall, ending near the ceiling. A stone slab like a counter juts from the wall across the room from the base of the stairs. It holds saws, knives, and other tools. Four skeletons stand beyond this tool bench, guarding a wide passage that exits the to the north.