As your discussion about Anastasia’s familiar wraps up, your group falls silent and begins to march the distance to the village. As the journey will take you nearly the whole day, I’d like a couple of perception checks (three total from the group).
Gerlan, Slasher, the two of you loose yourselves in the unchanging scenery, but Gig knows what to watch for, having grown up in these same plains. Gig, you see rustling in the grasses off to your right. You also know that the type of rustling you are seeing normally accompanies some of the more dangerous predators on the plains, creatures are said to be able to move through solid rock and kill with a glance.
As you all make your preparations, the shaking movements get closer and closer. About 20 feet from you, they suddenly die off. About 10 seconds pass before the ground behind you explodes, revealing five insectiod creatures. Two of the figures stand far taller than the others, standing menacingly with large claws. The others all stand at nearly its height, clacking together their mandibles. I’d like you all to roll initiative.