Zugg is my Dungeons & Dragons character. He is a Chaotic Neutral, Half-Orc Druid with a animal companion wolf, Snarl.
In the morning, as we were eating breakfast, the elf came in. Good to see she made it out alive. We start discussing our next move and decide to go back in and see if we can find out where that dark mist came from. The elf leads us back to the secret door she exited the tunnels from and we start backtracking to the prison cells. We pass a few junctions when we start hearing moaning coming from all around us. The halls are only big enough for us to stand in pairs, so Foldout and Tanner guard one side while Seebow and my wolf, Snarl, guard the other.
Pale men come shambling towards us from both sides and trap us between two intersections. I start summoning more wolves to try to keep our escape route clear, while Tanner and Foldout keep them from pushing us from their side. They seem to be holding off the zombies, but Snarl gets grabbed by one and pulled into the mess of them. My other wolves and Seebow try to clear out the other zombies so Snarl is safe. Suddenly, the dark mist comes back from Tanner and Foldout's end of the battle. It seeps past the zombies without touching them and reaches Tanner and Foldout. It seems to try to grab them, but they keep managing to escape. Seebow turns the remaining undead so that we have a way to get out. Snarl loses consciousness as the mist grabs the elf who ran in from of Tanner and Foldout for some reason. It also manages to grab Tanner as he tries to rescue the elf.
I quickly say a chant to heal some of the wounds on Snarl, just enough for him to regain consciousness. As Foldout tries to rescue both Tanner and the elf, Seebow, Snarl, and I run back to the entrance. A few moments after we're back in the sunlight, the rest of the group come running out. It looks like Foldout managed to save them all.
While resting for a few hours, we discuss what just happened. Both times the dark mist has come after us, it has snuffed out any torch it has come across, but it doesn't seem to follow us into the daylight. We make a plan for a third trip into the tunnels; two of us will go in tied to ropes the others outside are holding. When the mist goes to grab the two, they will try to produce magical light to see if it affects the mist. If not, the rest of us can pull them out. I have my misgivings, but I see no better plan of action.
To be continued...