The Dragon Punchers, led by Cloud, made their way along the route out of Tilesía and into the kelp forests. Along the way they passed the desolate remains of the sunken world outside the city. The decaying villages, strangely preserved forest and fields, and outposts, long since abandoned by the citizens of Tilesía, provided a strange, bleak glimpse into the past of the sunken continent. After some time the group noticed a large shark following nearby, as well as some movement deeper in the kelp.
Jinn’s investigation led him to a small detachment of deep sahuagin which had been tracking the Dragon Punchers for some time. Curious as to what they may be carrying, the rogue began the delicate process of rifling through their bags. Unfortunately, his attempts were discovered and the sahuagin engaged. In the heat of battle Chari accidentally hit and killed Cloud with a tidal wave. Thankfully, Bart’s quick response afforded the young scout with a second lease on life.
In time, Cloud brought the Dragon Punchers to a series of underwater pools at the base of a large rock formation. Not wishing to put the Tilesían in any more danger, they thanked him for his service and parted ways. Jinn scouted the largest pool and discovered a passageway into a series of small caves. Within, he heard the sounds of whips and muffled voices.
While the rest of the party prepared to explore the caves Jinn and Chari snuck ahead to find the source of the noise. Inside they found a cluster of kua-toa worshiping a strange, whispering statue. Unfortunately, the pair were discovered and found themselves face-to-maw with a group of agitated piscine individuals.