After having defeated the large horned lizards, the group headed back to the farmsteads to report their success. Overjoyed at your dealing with the beasts killing their livestock, the farmers welcomed you, and provided you with a delicious feast, as well as a place to sleep for the night.
Come morning, the group headed back to Descott, after another large meal provided by the farmers.
With the intention of spending some time exploring the ruins near the city, the group wanted to make some maps of the area. Finding paper to be both rare and expensive, the group settle on hide, which proved to be much cheaper.
With map-making tools in hand, the group travelled around the ruins to come at them from the far side, hoping that there would be more interesting things to be found.
About a half-hour into the ruins, they were accosted by a small group of thugs demanding 5gp for passage.
Unwilling to pay the toll, the group quickly beat the thugs when they attacked.
Searching them, they found little of value, & following their tracks back found little at their hideout either.
1 extra suit of tattered chain armour
With the bandits/thugs defeated, the group decided to have Ghesh climb one of the taller ruins to see if he could spot anything of interest.
Moving back to near the battle with the bandits, Ghesh quickly scaled one of the taller buildings and took a look around.
There was little to see, apart from what appeared to be a small fire some distance away, its smoke rising into the sky.
Deciding to investigate, the group came across a group of large rats digging at a hole in the ground.
The rats were dispatched quickly, but at some cost. Both Ghesh and Thorgrim became sick from the festering bits of the rats.
Investigating the hole the rats were digging, the group saw that it opened into a large underground chamber. However the hole was quite small, and required significant work to open large.
Ghesh, while working to open the hole further, caused it to collapse, and fell into the room below.
The rest of the group were more careful, and climbed down carefully using a rope.
Exploring the room, the group came across a partially crushed skeleton of a giant, which attacked them as they got too close.
Tougher than the rats and bandits, the giant managed to score a few powerful blows before succumbing to the attacks of the group and collapsing.
Searching the room found little of value, apart from some items on the giant skeleton. All the other materials in the room were long decayed and ruined.
The giant has both his battleaxe (usable as a greataxe) and a silver ring.
The ring can be worn as a bracelet by a medium creature and is worth 60gp.
Debate began whether to rest for a few minutes, or take a longer rest.