Erroll, Gunner, Thia and Rollo spill out into the empty hall where they run into Adaka. The Party of 5 returns to the Chapel of the Reaper to inspect the rooms they’ve missed and confront the mysterious cultists (apparently of Nerull). After rifling through the priests’ quarters and pilfering everything remotely valuable (including a strange metal tuning fork), the Party pushes forward to the South.
Eventually, they’re able to magically determine a crypt lies on the other side of a stone wall, otherwise seemingly a dead end. As they bypass the stone wall via magical means, a portal opens to a large chamber, the center of which reveals a large ritual circle, the circumference of which is covered in unfamiliar runic symbols. To the west, a large statue of “A monster of vaguely anthropoid outline, but with an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind.” stands against the wall. Adaka utilizes comprehend languages to reveal the message of the runes:
Brick by brick, the ceiling of the large chamber disappears as the entry portal closes behind them, Rollo narrowly missing it with a desperate lunge. As the night sky fills in above them, a large object surfaces from deep below an ocean, and a grinding gurgle begins speaking what sounds like an ancient, incomprehensible language. The Elder Elemental God himself appears over the wall, and with a great leap, clears it with ease, landing in the middle of the ritual circle, all the while surveying what remains of the dungeon room.
The Party members tremble before the Great Cthulhu, some succumbing to fear, but the Tielfling Warlock Adaka, the Chultan born Hidden Acolyte of Demogorgon, reaches out instinctively with his mind to ask the Elder Elemental God his purpose. The Great Cthulhu begins to answer as he rears back with his gargantuan claws to strike. The daughter of Duncan and Runae Loreweaver closes her eyes and cries out to Bahamut and the Raven Queen, raising the tuning fork skyward in a vain attempt to cast plane shift and escape the madness. Against all odds, the spell is successfully cast and the Party is whisked away to the Astral Plane, but before Adaka can hear the answer of the Great Old One.
As the Party regathers their nearly broken minds, a voice introduces himself to them. “Welcome to the Astral Plane, my friends. I am Tungliðrokk Drekkisen, but you may know me as: ”/characters/moonstone" class=“wiki-content-link”>Moonstone."