The party descends into the mite’s caves to clear them out. They save a kobold being tortured by mites (Mikmek) and find themselves at a large crevice; a number of tree roots form a series of rough handholds, but when Vivandrel tries to cross, she gets severely bitten by a giant centipede. Mikmek jumps in bravely to protect her and is instantly killed. A fighting retreat gives Toba enough time to kill the centipede while Eduard defends him.
They drag Vivandrel outside, and the centipede’s poison combined with the tick’s disease make her utterly miserable.