Long ago, in the time before summer, a group of adventurers accosted the Crater Ridge Mines. After raiding the treasure room of the mad pseudonatural cyclops in order to pay off the debt of the cleric McClellan, the party encountered a shrieking basilisk at the exit, which turned most all of them to stone!
Only the poor cleric McClellan had escaped unscathed, carrying his friend Levis the statuesque monk to town. Levis was cured of petrification, and the team was headed back to the entrance to the Crater Ridge Mines to rescue their endangered friends.
It is at this cliffhanger we left off, with the team in great peril. With great sadness, McClellan must retire from adventuring, therefore he will become a recurring innkeeper NPC at the party’s staging area.
It is the Gamemaster’s request that we may fast-forward past the rescue of the heroes from the maw of the basilisk. This will also allow those PCs who are dissatisfied with how their characters were playing to reroll a new character to join the party in their continuing attempts to disassemble the workings of the cult of Tharizdun.