The slurpy bits on the floor are links to the beyond, where the tentacles were coming through. Switch tinkers with the devices and disables them, they are then usable in a future encounter Switch and Ozzie take the gems for future use.
The links to the rift are unstable and we decide that they will fade over time..
Heading down there is a chamber beyond. Which screams arcane laboratory. There are a small amount to tomes and statues. In each corner are a selection of globes and astrolabes.
Switch can’t find any traps. The globes is one of Mystara, but not how it looks like the past and resembles the map, whilst the other looks like it should now. The astrolabes are similar to the last and one to now….about 7000 yrs.
The constellations have shifted slightly but Ozzie.
In both cases there is one small grouping of stars that are the same on both. They also match the astrolabe in the list library. Ozzie gives Tol a call to examine and see what he can see.
There is a possibility that they are showing two different realms
There are various stone tablets and a lot of minors items for casting rituals. On the floor is a stone box and on the desk is a crystal globe…..it can be used as as crying focus its a crystal ball. There are powers that are strange to Ozzie…. If used as an implement it is a +5 orb.
Whilst the wizard examines the moonstone sphere, the halfling scrambles unnerved the table and finds a secret compartment. The room is cleared as the halfling carefully opens the compartment…. A strangely spicy odour wafts out, which Ozzie feels the power of magic Wafting out. In there is a bow and a hammer. Kathka Hefts the hammer and it feels right. It is a hammer of the Titans and Tol discovers he has a bow of windiness.
Memnnon and Kathka return to see what is the room. There is a tension in the air, the sense of latent energy in the room. The bonds from the beyond are weakening and something is starting to come through from the realm beyond.
In the middle there is something starting to come through from the middle of the room. The nearest tentacle grabs the cleric but Tol’s windy nature enables the Tielfing to be drawn closer to the heroes. And escapes it s grasp, before it turns its attention to Kathra.
There is a flash of purply pink light the pedestal disappears and a horrific monster from the beyond appears in the middle of the room.
It’s monstrous tentacles reach out and catch Memnnon moving him through space and time to another part of the room.
The first tentacle which is blocking the room is removed from switches attack, almost but Tols’ arrow finishes it off..
The tentacle holding Kathra throws the dwarf at the cleric, hitting her and manages to land on her feet.
Ozzie causes the creatures from the beyond to move over and try to hit each other. One of the tentacles disappears and reappears nearer to the heroes and tries to grab the cleric who calls down a beacon of hope around the party hurting his enemies and healing his allies.
The hideous creature from the beyond lashes out at all and sundry close to it..
Magic, iron and divine power flashes around the room. The creature from the beyond suddenly disappears…. Leaving a purply black zone of beyondish goo.