Things have been quiet in Loudwater since the intrepid adventurers faced down the local goblin tribe’s leader, High Shaman Sancossug. That is until a note was found attached to an arrow that had been shot into the towns main gates! The note was from the High Shaman requesting an immediate meeting with the local heroes. It turns out that since the group killed most of his tribe, a rival seems to be encroaching on his territory. Though reluctant to do the bidding of a goblin, the party felt that it was in the best interest of the town, and set out following the map they were given. Along the way, our heroes rescued a merchant from a goblin ambush, then headed into the mountains to find their lair. Inside were a series of twisting tunnels and forks in the road. The party stumbled upon a large cavern where the goblins were sacrificing prisoners to the giant deathjump spider Ssitesseth. Nomine was the first to learn of the spider as it landed on top of her, knocking her down and pinning her to the ground! Her companions immediately went to work on Ssitesseth, Auna blasting it with bolts of chaos energy, but Foostus could not seem to penetrate it’s exoskeleton. Things looked bleak for a time as Nomine was bitten and poison ran through her, however the team was finally able to distract Ssitesseth, and she managed to get back to her feet. In the fight that followed, the poison continued to weaken Nomine. Foostus was bitten also, and before the battle was over, he succumbed to his wounds and collapsed unconscious to the ground. Seeing her companion fall, sent a boiling rage through Nomine that pulsed through her sword imbuing it with the power of her rage! As her sword swung down at Ssitesseth, a blinding blue flash came from the blade etching symbols into it even as it cracked the spiders carapace. Too much for Ssitesseth, it raced up the wall, and avoiding attacks vanished into the darkness. Our heroes took this opportunity to patch up wounds, bringing Foostus back from the brink of death. Then they waited, watching for the spiders return. From behind Auna, Ssitesseth attacked! It had sneaked down the wall hidden by webbing and was only noticed at the last moment by Foostus, allowing Auna to dodge out of the way at the last moment. A short battle resumed before finally ending with a bolt of chaos energy and an exploding Ssitesseth! Wiping spider guts from their hair and armor, the party decided to rest in this easily defend-able cavern before continuing on deeper into the goblin lair.