July 22, 999NA
The giant dam proves to be protected by more of the strange mutated "dire beavers". The creature's aggression takes a toll on the Mary Jeans but our heroes emerge victorious.
The western edge of the dam proves to be covering a tunnel into the bank that leads into old (but not ancient) worked stone chambers. Drepagul and Too-Tall discover a poisoned hand crossbow dart trap at the entrance.
The group forces Drepagul to scout ahead and he spies more of the dire beavers and two of the strangely savage woodcutters. When he reports his findings the party's dickering over a plan of action alerts the monsters and the element of surprise is lost.
A brutal fight ensues that involves Saren being dragged into the room before unleashing a devastating blast of thunder. The two woodcutters are revealed to be savage were-beavers, and are seemingly immune to normal weaponry. Elyan takes two serious bites to his arm and shoulder.
In the end the party finds its resources taxed. Now that they have entered the lair and killed the watchers at the gates, dare they take the chance of a rest before coming further.