You made it to the top of the beanstalk and it isn’t entirely what you expected. You entered into a cave with natural steps up into the bright sunshine. A small guardhouse sat at the top of the steps with an Efreet and 4 salamanders. Disguised as the patrol you just slaughtered you bluffed your way past these guards and headed towards the castle you saw in the distance, across the desert, the plains and up into some foothills before some tall mountains.
Crossing the plains, you were beset upon by a blue dragon and at the same time this seemed to have stirred up a nest of giant scorpions. The dragon was a bit of a pain but you figured you could rest before moving onward, unfortunately your rest was disturbed by a stampede of dinosaurs running from a massive plainsfire. You managed to divert the dinosaurs from your camp to see the fire rapidly approaching and fueled by many fire elementals. You ran, making your way to the closest lake.
Feeling safer, Saoirse made a magical tiny hut for you to spend the night in. You rested up for the night and woke in the morning to find the plains a charred ruin. With Akrasia’s magic you walked across the lake toward the village, coming across an interesting sight. 20 merrow surrounded a group of 9 thoroughly, ugly women who were screaming as you approached. Something seemed odd about this and you approached with caution, realizing in time that the women and the merrow were in cahoots. You dispatched them with ease, though you realized after the fact the women were actually sea hags – who have the ability to kill with a glance. Lucky that.
You reached shore to see a large band of ogres and oni leaving the village and heading your way. You prepared for them. As they arrived there seemed to be a break in their ranks, one of the Oni shouting “Revolution” and him and a group of the ogres attacking the other group. Luckily you were able to spot that the rebelling ogres all had yellow armbands on, not to mention their Oni leader held a small purple worm larva in his arms as he fought.
You joined in the fight, Bree (with her fancy new scimitar of speed) cutting a path through the ogres and heading straight to assist the Oni Rebel Leader. Bree fought like a dervish, reminiscent of the stories of the harvesting machines of SIlverymoon – reaping her way through the bodies of the ogres – Fred shadowing her and finishing off any dazed ogres she left in her wake. Shadow managed to convince a large group of the ogres to switch allegiances through his powers of suggestion, though without the yellow armbands some fell to what was now friendly fire. It was a slaughter, your assistance turning the tide of the revolution easily.
The rebel leader introduced himself as Korg and his worm as Miek. He looked to you for suggestions on how to grow their rebellion, advising that heading for the western forest was the best plan, rumors of other rebels point there.