Journeying several hours from the village, the party finds their way to the funnels of the Trickerlings.
Using his powers of transformation, “Shade” attempts to blend in long enough to find the Queen, and negotiate, but he is discovered and attacked. The party sets fire to the funnel, burning out the spiders and provoking a fight to the death with the Queen, in which Shade was seriously wounded when he is mistaken for one of the horror—but the party prevailed and the spiders were driven out. The following morning, they wake to the smell of a morning campfire, fresh coffee, and a goblin cooking innovation—spider legs.
It makes for a few moments of humor.