Dante screwed up the courage to be lowered into the pit once again. This time, he was not attacked, and he found a side passage at the water level that led uphill to a large chest. The group hauled both Dante and the treasure to the surface, finding a large amount of gold and silver, as well as several magical items, including a scroll of raise dead.
Ren and Dante both argued that the scroll should be used to resurrect Cacciaguida, who had lost his own life saving theirs from the sinking Jenivere. The party agreed and they returned to Cacciaguida’s grave and exhumed the corpse. Vayla carefully recited the incantations on the scroll and managed to restore the man’s life. After a brief emotional reunion, the group filled in Cacciaguida with what had happened upon the island.
The party then made their way to the fungus-infested islet in the northwest section of Smuggler’s Shiv. The group used a spyglass to investigate the island from a distance, seeing small mushroom men moving about near the wreckage of a ship on the western side of the islet, and a tall spire covered in dense fungal growth on the eastern side. The group made their way to the spire and found a rope bridge composed entirely of living fungus connecting a cave in the spire to the islet. The group entered the cave and found themselves face to face with a giant violet fungus growing atop a human corpse.