January 1st 1358, Undermountain Level 3
The group departs Sanctuary and, following the instructions provided by Enas Yorl, they make their way to the entrance to Halaster’s Gauntlet.
They arrive in room with text carved into the eastern wall that reads:
“Behold fools, the halls of death. Your pride has been noted and will prove your downfall. Go forth and show me your folly. I, Halaster, challenge you to make it to the end of this gauntlet and survive.”
Near a door in the northern wall lies a dessicated corpse of a human in rusted chain mail. As the group examines the corpses, a spectre rises from the corpse and attacks them. The group roundly defeats the spectre. The move north and are teleported into the gauntlet.
Upon their arrival, a statue of Halaster taunts them and the skull atop the statue’s staff falls to the ground and shatters, releasing two shadow demonas, who attack the group. After a protacted battle, the group manages to dispacth both demons.
In the room, there are two doors. The group heads south where, in another room with a statue of Halaster, they are attacked by a huge black pudding. During the battle, the pudding’s acid destroys Hikaru‘s armour and Maele’s robes.
The group, being severely depleted, use their rope trick to hide and rest.