Having reached the top of the Great Slab, the Party found a strange environment. Essentially, the entire to of the Slab was covered in a purple mechanical grass. In the distance they could see a heard of animals and a red glow even further. Investigating the animals, they discovered that they were Calyptors, dinosaur like creatures that created music as a byproduct of digestion. They set the red glow as their destination and began walking.
Arriving without advent, they found the red glow was emanating from the center of a torus shaped structure, which they entered through a strange membrane doorway. The Party, along with Lemsel ventured inside and explored the complex, finding various thing including: fleshy sacks holding mind affecting fluids, shelves holding leach like creatures and tendrils which attacked any outside material. During a fight with the leach creatures Edge caused a doorway to rupture filling the room with fluids and making the fight more difficult, but still easily handled by the group.
After exploring four rooms, the party emerged into the center courtyard of the structure where found a number of wrecked machines as well as a strange Glowing Skull. While Lemsel and Crankshaft scavenged the wrecked machines Jared approached and touched the skull, which immediately stopped glowing. Simultaneously, the Party heard a worrying roar from outside the facility and rushed out to check what it was.
A Jiraskar, a giant lizard creature, was attacking the men which Lemsel left outside. Most of the Party ran, but Benedict stayed behind and tried to help the endangered men. Drawing the creature’s attention, Benedict was bitten and rest of the Party came back to help. During the battle, a number of Lemsel’s men as well as Benedict Ravager Bear cub were eaten whole by the monster, but in the end, Edge managed to take the creature down.
The Party then returned to the stairs and spent the night at the top. During the night Crankshaft was approached by a Philethis which vanished before he could talk to it. In the morning the group descended the stairs and then parted ways with Lemsel, but not before Jared negotiated ownership of the skull in exchange for the Signal Bird as well as destroyed the stairs to keep other explorers from capitalizing on them.
The Party traveled rest of the way to the Irys and met with Jared’s contact Mayor Donaven, who needed their help dealing with a group of Margr infringing on the area. After some shopping and food tasting in the town’s market, the Party went to deal with the Margr, which they easily did, Jared killing the Margr Chieftain in single combat (with the help of Crankshaft’s mind attacks).