The party, after spending a few days getting their bearings in the city of Caldaria, and after being recommended to the Pig in Tights Inn, was approached by Kreass and Gav. Kreass explained that he was a member of the Sage’s guild, and that the guild had need of a group of adventurers. They’d offered to pay a healthy sum to anyone willing to track down one of their missing expeditions into some recently discovered ruins down river from the city. The party accepted.
Catching a quick boat ride down the way, they ran ashore and began exploring the nearby marsh, where they were set upon by a pack of lizard men. They fought the creatures off, chasing a fleeing one to a sunken temple of sorts. Gathered around the temple were dozens of lizard men and the missing group of explorers. The explorers were bound, and it appeared that the lizard men were making ready to feed them to a group of swimming snakes.
The party acted quickly, deciding that the element of surprise overcame the obvious strategic disadvantage in which they found themselves, and attacked the lizard men head-on. In the chaos which ensued, the giant snakes began attacking and eating the explorers. The party was able to fight their way in and free the remaining explorers, when the snakes pursued them out of the sunken ruins at the center of the temple, revealing itself to be a massive hydra!
The party fought bravely, and though the beast grew a few new heads, they managed to slay the hydra. And only losing about half of the explorer’s party in the process! They then escorted these survivors back to Caldaria, where they claimed their reward from the Sage’s guild.