With the advice of Lord @Ufaz and under the guidance of @Elliot, @Bundo and the baked dwarves discover the correct path that cuts into the mountains. As they climb over the hill, the weather gets cold, and the snow-covered terrain becomes perilous. The dwarves are hopeful of reaching the Great Mountain by Durin's Day; however, the Wizard is skeptical because he knows evil lurks in the lands of @ZPZN.
The group is caught in a violent thunderstorm that's raining giant stones. They seek shelter along with their ponies in a nearby cave. While waiting out the storm, they decide to build a small fire, eat some @BBQ-Iguana, smoke @cannabis and go to sleep.
@Bundo has a dream that a huge crack opened in the back of the cave. He wakes up and discovers his dream is real, and the ponies have found their way through it. Without warning, Goblins enter the cave and try to capture @Elliot. He gets mad as hell and slams his sword and staff together and makes a lightning-like flash and many Goblins fall dead as the crack closes, and the Wizard disappears.
With whips, the Goblins drive @Bundo and the trapped dwarves deep into the cavern of the Great Goblin, @BluntSmoker. During the journey, they see their ponies that are being prepared to be eaten by the Goblins. @BluntSmoker interrogates @HerbnCrypto and accuses them of being thieves, murderers, and spies.
@Elliot's voice leads @Bundo and the dwarves out of the cavern as they run across a wooden bridge that's quickly falling apart. The Goblins run after them until @HerbnCrypto and @Elliot turn with their swords and annihilate many Goblins.
@Bundo and the dwarves descend deeper under the hill into the Goblin's tunnels. Goblins sneak up behind @D00k13 who's carrying @Bundo. @D00k13 trips and @Bundo hits his head on a stone and slips into unconsciousness.
@Bundo regains consciousness to discover that he's alone, and he starts to crawl through the damp and dark tunnel. He wishes that he was back at Bag End reading his books and smoking his pipeweed by the fireplace, but as a hobbit, he is well suited for tunnels. He finds a golden ring along the way and puts it into his pocket.
@Bundo is spotted by old @Acid, who lives as a hermit, alone on the lake's island, which he patrols on a small boat. @Acid is a slimy, dark, small creature with pale eyes. He gets his name from eating a full sheet of blotter acid called 4-way window pane. He likes to hunt and eat fish and Goblins, and due to the fact that his brain never recovered, he speaks to himself with hissing baby-talk and calls himself "my precious."
@Acid decides to up his game and use his birthday present, a golden ring. When he wears it, he can disappear and catch his prey with ease. @Acid goes to his secret hiding place but discovers the Ring is gone. @Acid automatically assumes that @Bundo has the Ring, and confronts him while asking him what's in his pocket.
@Bundo does not comprehend the power of the Ring and puts it on his finger as @Acid attacks him. @Bundo becomes invisible, and @Acid can't see him any longer to attack. @Acid is terrified that without the Ring's invisibility, the Goblins will kill him. @Bundo, who's still invisible follows @Acid and finds the way out, but @Acid can smell him and blocks his exit.
@Bundo wants to kill the creature but decides it's not a fair fight because @Acid is unarmed and can't see him. @Bundo escapes by taking the Ring off and making an athletic jump over @Acid's head, but he runs straight into the Goblins.
He slips the Ring back on as the Goblins run to attack him, he becomes invisible and barely escapes into the midday sun of Middle @Cannabis Earth where the Goblins can't follow and leaves @Acid in misery and empty-handed.
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Note from @WRITER43, I decided to write back to back posts for my fans because it's going to be a hot minute before the next post, I'm going on a 420-friendly deep-sea fishing expedition this weekend with hopes of catching a Mako Shark! I'll be sure to get some pics and write a post about it! I hope everyone has a great weekend and has plenty of cannabis to smoke!