We decided to rest after almost dying, rest right there in the dungeon. Our rest was much needed and well received. When we awoke, Nathan Rex was still passed out from the use of that much Aterionic energy. We walked for a while and found Ai, who was appreciative of my new outfit, the faceless outfit we found inside. My bowler hat was especially nice.
Ai told us that the city of Olopin was viewing the forest fire as a sign of aggression, and had thus closed the city. This meant that we could not get back to Olopin via the bridges. We then had the idea that perhaps we could use the Morlea Mines to either get back across the chasm or at least back into the city. Khorein felt confident that we could at least make it into the city.
Tenoch voted that we should at least attempt to convince them to allow us across the bridges. However, Khorein informed us that when the city closes, they simply drop the bridges. Thus we decided we had to enter the mines.
When we entered the mines, we noticed that it was not well-kept. Nor was there anything to stop us from entering. Altogether I would rate this mine very poorly. Also, the atmosphere felt wet, damp.
We met some hunters who called themselves Grim. We chatted for a bit, as they were waiting for the gates of Olopin to open as well. It was cordial until I mentioned Tenoch, and then they got mad. Apparently Tenoch used to be a member of the Grim, but he ran away after a hunt that killed his friends. They said that they were going to take him, and we said no. We agreed not to kill anyone though, on both sides, and thus we had a nice brawl. I like these guys. Ever summoned a badger and almost killed a man, but Ai saved him from the badger. For a second I thought we might have an actual problem, but it was ok.
It was a great fight, though part of it was spent swinging blindly in a smoke cloud. Finally we won and then we moved on.
Then we wound up riding a scary mine cart across the edge of the chasm, and everyone wanted to go fast. I told them we should go slow, but they never listen to me. We smashed some bees, but going fast meant that we approached the city too fast. When we tried to slow down, the lever broke. Luckily Khorein was able to mend it, but Django wasn’t surefooted enough and smashed his face into the front of the cart from the sudden stop.
Immediately after leaving the cart station, we noticed that the city was under attack by the ninja people we had seen before. There was a man sniping from a roof, but he turned out to be an ally, Donatello Abjurockman. He gave Ever a gun. I slept through a large portion of this, but awoke once or twice long enough to use the Chaos Spear which summoned a portal which poured forth lava. Our new plan is to trek across the desert to the NorthEast corner. Donatello is coming with us.