After descending what Tiberious says is about 500 feet below where they entered, they encounter what they assume is the same waterfall again. It tumbles over a cave entrance, falling 50 feet before splashing against a cone of rubble. The roar of the falling water is deafening.
Approaching the fall, you see that there is a huge cave beyond this passage, it is illuminated in a weak white glow, letting you see that it falls 50 feet below you and rises 50 feet above. The ceiling looks to be stalactite covered. 100 feet to the left is a large opening, 100 feet across, dotted with house sized mushrooms. 100 feet to the right is a smaller opening, 40 feet wide and high, that has a harsh red glow coming from within. Far in the distance, maybe a 1000 feet you can see a large bonfire and shapes moving about it.
The only way in looks to be a precarious ump from the mouth of your cave, to the top of the rubble pile, about 7 feet. You woudl then be able to clamber down the rubble pile to the cave floor. The party manages to all jump to the rubble pile and descend to the cave floor.
The group moves to the left, to the mushroom area. The mushroom vary in size from that of a man to that of a small house. They are white colored and the stereo typical cap and stem mushroom, and all give off a dull white glow.
One of the mushrooms are climbed and 50 feet ahead of you looks to be a hunters blind with 3 troglodytes in it. They are atop a large mushroom, 12 feet off the ground and are looking further into the mushroom patch, they are armed with spears. The party attempts to sneak up on them and is successful.
As they attack the troglodytes from behind they notice that one has bug like antennae growing from its head. Before they can dispatch the Troglodytes a huge praying mantis attack both groups. The Mantis has enormous mandibles, much larger than a typical mantis, it also has a red and black shield grafted onto its ‘chest’.
The fight is over quickly,a s the party is able to dispatch both the trogs and the mantis. They skulk across the large grotto to ward the red glow of the smaller cave opening. The cave is 60 feet in diameter and contains 5 -15 foot diameter disks which pulse with a red-purple light. Nearing the disks they seem to be translucent covering of a pool that descend into the cave floor