After the gate opens, the party happens on a crossing. A bronze statue depicting a woman stands on a pedestal. Kerrick notices that the statue must have worn some sort of amulet, but it's missing now. A book is lying on the pedestal close to the statue. It seems to be a tome bound in leather. Apparently it is some sort of diary which contains runes. In each line, exactly six symbols have been marked.
Thana remembers the Tymora coin which she has just found and presses it into the hole where the amulet has been. The statue activates and welcomes the adventurers with doll-like motions. It tells the group that the more they risk, the more they stand to gain. Kerrick tries his luck and gambles a gold coin. The runes below the statue form random patterns and coalesce into 4 identical symbols. Kerrick wins 80 coins. They don't seem to be regular gold coins though but bear the face of Tymora. He gambles the 80 coins but two stashes of different coins tumble out. 30 depicting skulls (probably made from bone), 20 from copper (depicting a demon(?)). This time, pitch black coins tumble out, probably obsidian and without any image.
The group follows a tunnel which has fleshy walls much like the ones discovered below Shadowdale. They warn Rondra Morn about the demons they've discovered there. The group finds an room filled with rotting flesh. An Ixitxachitl (a demon resembling a manta ray with spikes) priest is guarding a blood well similar to the Shadowdale one which turned the bandit into manes. He has two fat little grubby green demons and a few giant beetles with protuding hands as his minions. Mourim identifies them as agents of the Devourer.
First, he's being rushed by Kerrick and Nimue who target him with crossbow bolts and lightning storms. The beetles, called "runespiral demons", fire lightning balls into the advancing rear group while the little green demons, "gnaw demons" rush in the front trying to protect their master.
Inside the gnaw demons tear some flesh out of the adventurers and Kerrick severely wounds the Ixitxachitl. Meanwhile the outer group blasts a hole into the wall using a mix of arcane and divine powers.
The Ixitxachitl drinks from the fountain yet again but falls into the pool sinking below the surface. His minions keep fighting however. After the melee fighters take care of the gnaw demons and only one runespiral demon remains, the pool turns to blood red and regurgitates and bloodfire ooze, a being seemingly made out of blood appears from the depth. It breathes a lightning bolt at Kerrick sending him to the floor but Thana brings him back from death's door.
The bloodfire ooze has several nasty abilities like boiling over which burns all enemies around it and it also radiates intense heat. It manages to drag down Rondra into the pond. Luckily the last of the demons fall soon after and the mystic barrages from Ilthond and Nimue wear down the last resistance of the ooze after Rondra has tried purifying it.
The blood well remains open however, not even the rescued Rondra knows any way to seal it.