After defeating the door guards the group presses on down a hallway – Detecting Traps and Thoughts. No traps, but some thoughts are picked up on the radar and the group bursts into a room.
There they see a golem surrounded by a shimmering soaplike bubble. Oh, and a heavily tattooed ogre. Ron’j! charges and attacks and meets with a repulsion sphere that bounces him back to the party. Turns out that is a spellcasting ogre. Hmm.
The golem ogre duo is joined by a pair of mind flayers, and this alarms Dalliance greatly. She casts phantasmal killer and slays the ogre. The group suffers a Psionic Blast attack that panics Nils and Ron’j!, causing them to depart the scene at high speed. Hmm. This is looking grim. Right. OSR!
They flee down the hallway and Dalliance uses her Staff of Power to erect a wall of force, Then she casts Project image into the bubble containing the golem. From there an wildly arcing chain lightning finishes off the golem and one brain sucker. The remaining flayer departs at top speed and the group does the same, albeit in opposite directions.
They re-enter the lair after about 3/4 of an hour and begin to explore again – moving swiftly towards the mind flayer lair, though they fear the last occupant will have plundered any loot…