The group woke to a strange sight. Zoltar was on guard duty in the wee hours of the morning but had not noticed that a web like dome had ‘grew’ around them in the dark night. They tested it with a rock and found that it was indeed a sticky web-like substance. Not one to stick around Mad Harriet broke out a bottle of universal solvent and melted a man sized hold in the side of the dome while Sendan noticed a ‘shiny’ light at the top of the center of the web dome.
Daylight was just starting to break when he shot an arrow straight up at the light. The arrow thunked into what was right above the light, something solid.. and large. What looked like tree trunks around the outside of the dome began to move and were quickly interpeted to be large legs of the darkness that was hovering over the web dome, that of some gigantic spider beast with legs that had to at least be twenty feet long, all eight of them. This thing was as big as a house.
Our heroes did the only sane thing any group of level 1’s would do, and ran. Promptly leaving all their gear behind in the process.
After a long run to the edge of a ravine Sendan (the only one with stealth) went back for the gear. Mad Harriet was soon to follow to make sure everything went ok. Sendan got the gear fine but when he and Mad Harriet finally crossed paths Mad Harriet noticed a small dark figure shadowing the rogue. Mad Harriet ambushed the child like voodoo doll looking creature but the thing latched on to Mad Harriet’s long hair (with which she attacked the doll) and promptly started levitating the duo up in the air and above the tree line. Mad Harriet finally managed to kill it with only a forty foot drop to the ground wherein she managed to use her immensely strong hair to latch onto the upper branches of a tree and only take minimal damage for the drop.
Back with the group everyone then made their way along the high side of a ravine that was blocking them from the tallest part of the island, which was their goal, and spend the next few hours making it to the only spot on the island that had a safe traversable slope up to the hilltop. The group found a path at that point which led to a long abandoned shack that Zoltar promptly tore apart because.. it was what he does. After slaying the shack-beast they made their way up the hill and took a good look at what they could see of the island. One of the group did a little minor digging and found a broken spade (shovel) just under the surface, it was about then that five of the islands humanoid inhabitants made their appearance in what would prove to be a very close battle. Those barbarian types sure hit hard, but Zoltar was hitting harder, dropping one after another. A couple of the group dropped but the ever stoic Innovo kept the group alive with his healing magics. It was a long ninth day but they survived… and spotted what looked like the top of a lighthouse in the far southwest corner of the island. There was yet hope of escape!