The first session ended with our brave explorers deciding to ignore the easy routes and go straight down the ‘mysterious beast of gargantuan size’ hallway, which led them to a room with a cage in the middle. The door had been ripped off the cage and a corridor led away from the room to a balcony overlooking a very large, very hungry two-headed creature that was guarding a robed man sitting forlornly in a cage.
After a combat in which our brave halfling thief had his life cruelly ended, the crettin (not ettin, a crettin) was brought down and the man in the cage rescued after some questioning.
The man introduced himself as Zando, and he paid off Callum with a handful of silver coins, who then scampered off and back to his urchinous life. Zando explained how the zoo came to be and offered a stake in the zoo’s income if the group would continue clearing it of all the mischievous creatures that had taken it over. The group agreed (knowing they’d earn a tidy profit just on the map-making alone!).
After a rest and recuperation, some exploring of the rest of the zoo was in order, and this session finished just as a group of goblins ambushed the group from two directions.