The cousins returned to GnomeHold to resupply and rest a night. After a lengthy debate Bartok won, they decided to continue exploring the Gnome caverns and collect the reward.
With a little time to explore the GnomeHold Bartok finds the ampitheatre and has a close call with the Gnome's allies. Diving for cover thinking he is about to be eaten by a giant Eagle the gnomes have a good laugh at his expense. John learns the eagles are the gnome's friends and allies. Their eye's in the sky.
Gnarlin learns that there may be sentinet fungus in the caverns that are directing the rampaging ants.
The party returns to the caverns and convince Billy the Crysmal to come with them on their adventure. Traveling through new ant passages the party discovers a large cavern with a greenish pool of water. They discover a skeleton wearing a magical suit of chainmail. Jim Giels claims this for himself. This cavern also connects with the Crystal Caves.
Traveling deeper into the new large caverns the party is surrounded in darkness and attacked by cave dwelling Darkmantles. After narrowly escaping death the party kills the Darkmantles and resolves to continue on...
The two cousins are deep in tunnels of a giant ant colony pondering their next move. The cousins are wondering if the 50 silver gnomish trade bars (1000 gp value) were payment enough to fix the problem of intruding ants into GnomeHold Liftgate. And just what does fix the problem mean?