The stairs descend to a narrow path above a chasm. Bobbit is too agitated to continue... it seems he is turning back, but we will press on. Who knows what is down here.
Farther along, I hear drums... or chimes. Following the sound, we soon realize we are approaching an underground city. How long has this been here, under my forest?
We are welcomed and offered the most delicious fish with cooked in rock fungus. After this, a town leader approaches. They tell us of a deeper, even more ancient area that has been silent for decades... but, something has woken up and monsters have been attacking the citizens. We meet one of their warriors who is preparing to explore the deeper caves... the bard and I decide to join her.
If they make it through this city, there won't be anything to stop them from wondering into my forest.