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A few paces beyond the entrance, we passed by a scargalopafuss. Actually, there was two oâ€™ â€˜em, each one sittinâ€™ on its own slab, with an iron gate goinâ€™ â€˜round three sides oâ€™it.
For those oâ€™ you what ainâ€™t knowinâ€™ what a scargalopafuss is, theyâ€™s big sturdy boxes, very well made and usually chiseled outta stone, with a really thick slab sittinâ€™ atop oâ€™ them.
Theyâ€™s constructed that way â€˜cause their makers ainâ€™t wantinâ€™ anyone to be openinâ€™ them up and pokinâ€™ round inside . . . or, â€˜cause they aintâ€™ wantinâ€™ what awful thing theyâ€™s stuffed in it to be getinâ€™ out ever again! I ainâ€™t really sure which. Probably a little oâ€™ both, ya know?
Anyways, they always has a bad odor leakinâ€™ out oâ€™ them and most times, they feels warm when ya touch â€˜em. Itâ€™s best to leave a scargalopafuss alone. We made our way past â€˜em and along a narrow wooden ramp what twisted this way and that, with Sun-Ok out ahead clearinâ€™ traps and makinâ€™ sure the path was safe fer the rest oâ€™ us.
The ramp was narrow soâ€™s we could only walk two abreast and every so often, spikes would come shootinâ€™ up outta the floor, blockinâ€™ our way, leavinâ€™ a few oâ€™ us on one side and the rest oâ€™ us on the other! Oh geez! Well â€˜Iâ€™ll tell ya! Iâ€™m beginninâ€™ to understand why Monty hates Ghak so much! We ainâ€™t killed him at all! I think heâ€™s immu . . . uh, I think acid donâ€™t have no effect on him like it does on most trolls! Somehow the damn thing musta healed itself and then followed us in here!
As soon as the spikes would pop up and separate our party, Ghak would pop outta the darkness and beginâ€™ harassing and tormenting and tryinâ€™ hard to murder those oâ€™ us what was left behind! Oh geez!
On top oâ€™ that, Doom Knights was sneakinâ€™ up behind us whackinâ€™ away, doinâ€™ their best to stop us from goinâ€™ any deeper into the cavern! We fought like demons, with Durok, Voran, Walis and Bel choppinâ€™ at them and Sun-Ok lettinâ€™ loose a hail oâ€™ arrows, and Monty shootinâ€™ spell after spell at the Doom Knights, and Ghak, to keep him at bay!
Eventually, we managed to make our way across the ramp and after killinâ€™ a few skinnies and searchinâ€™ â€˜round a bit, we found a door what led to a place below where we was, and in we went, all oâ€™ us keepinâ€™ an eye out fer Ghak â€˜cause we was sure weâ€™d be seeinâ€™ him again before the night was over.