27th of December 1357, Undermountain level 1
The group loots the dead drow and proceed down the stairs to Level 2 of Undermountain. there, they begin exploring. The eventually reach a series of identical rooms in a long hallway. The second room proves to be trapped and the fourth room contains a manticore. The group lingers some time in the room with the manticore. Tha battle having caused much noise, they are ambushed when they leave the room. 3 creature in robes attack them from the dark. The group quickly rallies and the creature who seems to be the leader flees. The group runs after him, running full speed into another ambush, this time from the drow.
The leader of the first group manages to flee in the fighting and the group has quite a fight on their hands. They do, eventually, prevail but 4 drow manage to break contact and flee. The group, now severely wounded and depleted, fall back to the captured mage hold to rest.