You are surprised when a creature begins to walk towards you, holding a plate of food out in its claw-like hands. The creature looks like it is made from the parts of several other demi-humans and monsters with misshapen eyes and hunched back. You watch as the figure offers the dwarf the plate; you then feel slightly woozy and realize that it is not a mongrelman offering Dorengar the plate, it is a disguised hobgoblin. As you draw your sword, a blast of flame engulfs the hobgoblin. As he screams, you see many other figures running out of hiding places, trying to surround you.
You run towards the nearest hobgoblins, but slow slightly when you realize that they aren’t hobgoblins — they now look more like xvarts. Unsure how you mistook the two humanoids for each other, you engage one in combat, dispatching it with a quick jab. Two others fall to your blade, and you take the time to survey the battlefield. All of the party is engaged in melee: the half-orc methodically shoots his crossbow, the barbarian screams and jumps from scrum to scrum. You snap back to attention as three more monsters engage you. You are again confused when you identify the attackers as orcs instead of the xvarts you saw a round ago. Ignoring the problem for now, you smash through their defenses, leaving their motionless bodies in your wake.
Wading through the corpses of mongrelmans you come upon another fork in the cave. Unfortunately, something horrid sounds like it is happening down both forks.
From the tunnel on the left comes the various sounds of giant wings flapping and a wild animal roaring.
From the tunnel on the right comes the sounds of hysterical laughter and screaming.