During this session, the cleric, paladin, and ranger continued down the stairs to level 2 of the dungeon. They found a group of four humans, one of them invisible, who all died with little fuss and yielded a large chunk of delicious loots and XP.
From there, the heroes left this one-room-floor to a labyrinthine level 3, where they found a fountain that granted Dominick Dane enhanced intelligence (+2, bringing his grand total to 17) when he attacked it with a knife, thinking it a devious elemental. The heroes then fought a swarm of stirges, dangerous mosquito birds that nearly slayed the paladin, Aittir, but he was saved at the last moment.
Here the heroes decided to stop and let their allies catch up.