The group heads down the spiral staircase to the next level of the House of the Beast. They figure out that they have ended up in the Carrion Kings bedroom. They find that the king’s harem is in the next room, stoned out of their minds. They also find that the Carrion King is waiting for them in the next room, which also happens to be the Maggot Throne.
They figure out that the Carrion King is waiting for them in his throne room and they decide to wait until he gets bored and comes to bed. They hear the Carrion King coming into the bedroom and proceed to attack him. During the attack, Duran ends up almost getting killed by the Carrion King, but ends up rolling with the last hit. Once they are able to gang up on the Carrion King they are able to take him out fairly quickly. With the Carrion King dispatched, his guards prove to be no problem.
They explore the rest of the complex and find Madfang working on his equipment. They take him out and inadvertently help Blobog with the reason that he is here. Checking out the rest of the complex turns up nothing but an old slaver that has been turned into a slave. The group decides to return to the throne room and see if they can find the entrance to the Pit of Screaming Ghosts described in the journal that they found.
Once in the throne room, they find that the throne moves and exposes a staircase going down. But before they can explore this new area they hear something large moving below them. Thkot Tal, a gargantuan stegocentipede attacks them. They are able to take out Thkot Tal, after a long fight. During the fight, they find Rokova spying on them. He comes out after the fight and tells them that he is looking for the Scroll of Kakishon. He tells the group that his real name is Zayifid and that he will reward them handsomely if they go below and find the Scroll and bring it to him. The party recognizes Zayifid’s name as one of the Templars of the five winds.
They decide to head below but are undecided what to do about Zayifid’s offer. Below they find a garden with a steam running thru it. They are surprised to find this here and are more surprised by the Rast’s that emerge from the statues in the room. After quickly dispatching them they find a room that has a strange contraption set up in the room. After checking it out they discover that it is elementals forced into the forms and that they hide another stairway that leads even further down.
The party descends into the Pit of Screaming Ghosts. But what they find is a huge treasure vault loaded with all sorts of items. The party remains suspicious and it is good that they were. They end up figuring out that they entire room is an illusion hiding a floor covered with green slime. Short pillars extend from the stairs into the room. The pillars are the resting places of genies that have been trapped here after death, The Edimmu. Four of the Edummu have escaped their tombs and attach the group but are quickly put down.
What will the party find farther in this place? Will they find the Scroll of Kakishon? Will they give it to Zayifid who waits for them in the House of the Beast?