Following their exit from the inner caverns of Death Mountain, the party began its descent down Death Mountain. Far from a clean and safe journey, there were a few incidents at various points while the party treaded and climbed their way down ledges and 15-30ft drops; this included Talir being knocked unconscious, as well as Luth breaking his left leg before also going unconscious (the latter was thanks to some rather shaky efforts by Auriel to lower Luth by rope down another 15ft drop).
During the descent, the party soon found themselves pursued by three Lizalfos. Kin showed some quick thinking by snaring the trio in vines, but was still left to face the creatures one at a time with, at first, only Auriel as a direct means of support. The pair opted to descend down a nearby ledge to join the other party members below, and even used Kin’s fairy companion as a means of luring the first Lizalfos to its death via a rather nasty fall. Soon enough, a second Lizalfos broke free of its binds and gave chase to the party, plummeting down the ledge and knocking Kin unconscious. With a little bit of vicious mockery, courtesy of Micheletto, the creature ultimately stumbled to the ground and impaled itself on its own weapon, gifting the party a chance to escape before the third Lizalfos could reach them.
As the party spent a night recovering from the various bumps, bruises and brutalised bones that they sustained while heading down the mountain, it became clear that Luth’s leg needed to be attended to sooner rather than later, opting to head back to Kakariko Village once dawn was upon them. Despite a number of small explosions that were being sounded from further up the mountain (accompanied by small rumblings that could be felt throughout the night), they felt that they could always return on a following day to deal with the remaining cultists on the mountain. Unknown to the others, Micheletto made the decision to leave the party temporarily so as to continue the effort of assisting the Gorons with the impending cultist attack, and began heading back towards the cultist encampment.
So, the party (now minus the bardliest bard who ever barded) spent much of the day walking back down the mountain until they finally reached Kakariko Village. Upon arriving, they quickly took Luth to the local apothecary, where Potions Master Wushu opted to provide the crippled rogue a rather large blue potion, which Luth chugged with little concern. Wushu then informed the party that Luth would require at least a day’s rest before being able to begin standing on the leg once more, let alone walk or run on it, and so they opted to take refuge in the village for the time that it would take for him to recover.
Meanwhile, Micheletto once again took on the guise of a member of the Followers of the Flame and headed back into the cult’s main camp, immediately noticing that the men had begun piling bombs on to the Goron blockade that was currently preventing entry into the city. The bard opted follow suit, taking a bomb over to the large pile while simultaneously preparing an oil flask beneath his cloak. Unfortunately, this resulted in him spilling a portion of the oil on to the ground, raising suspicion among the cultists that directly surrounded his position and eventually compromising his disguise. Micheletto opted to quickly send a number of the men to sleep with a quick spell before attempting to heat up the metal that covered a majority of the bombs on the large pile, eventually resulting in a massive explosion that wiped out every cultist within the visible vicinity. This action also created a large gap in the Goron blockade, which prompted around a dozen boulder-like creatures to emerge from the tunnel and roll towards Micheletto and surrounding him, all before revealing themselves as the Goron people.