Thordok smashed lizardman. Then pummeled big spider. Then eviscerated puny spider-owner. Then annihilated larger lizardman. Water-man and Arrow-man helped.
Slightly Expanded version:
WIth Beakman still nowhere to be seen, the intrepid threesome proceeded toward the fortress.
With a giant iron door blocking entrance into the castle, Water-man suggested searching the parameter for another point of entry, to which Arrow-man whole-heartedly agreed. That being settled, Axe-man climbed directly up the side of the castle wall. Water-man and Arrow-man shrugged and followed suit.
Atop the gatehouse, the party somehow managed to get the drop on two minimum wage guards, who were soon joined by a third. They were soon turned into feathery piles of goo.
The triumphant trio descended to the courtyard below in which they observed large piles of bird poo the sized of a human head (along with some signs of a battle long since concluded).
It was then that a loud boom of a gong rang out into courtyard. Doing the math, Water-man decided to duck into the closest doorway rather than become poo. Unfortunately, his exit was rudely interrupted by the presence of a giant spider. The fearless former foursome fiercely flattened the foolish foe, followed by a muffled shriek from within the building.
The group entered, but no source for the outburst could be found. Water-man rushed heedlessly forward, followed by Axe-man. Arrow-man, bringing up the rear, keenly observed a trap which both of his party members had somehow managed not to set off. Leaving the trap behind, we attempted to exit the building, but the source of the former utterance, a half spider-half human abomination, chose that moment to reveal itself. It chose poorly.
WIth the less than amazing spiderman smashed into tiny bits behind us, we exited the building and soon heard yet another peel of the gong.
Once again, Water-man ducked into the closest door, where we found a molting lizardman…thing atop a pile of cots it had made into some sort of nest. Thordok crushed it. Bad.
At this point, the trio decided to take a moment to reflect upon their experiences thus far….
What was that gong sound?
What horrible creature was responsible for all the poo?
Where the hell is Beakman?