After emerging from the mines the party all climbed onto Petyr Griffen's back and he flew them onto the Formian hive. They discovered that the earthquake had damaged the hive and there was a huge flury of Formian activity around a large cave-in that seemed to be drawing most of their attention. Everyone was able to land at the top of hive undetected, and they discovered a slick ramp leading down into it. Ray Jennings launched himself down the ramp sliding into the darkness, and Brad Chadsmith and Char both following behind him. Magic Mike-tron summoned the legendary Vape Snake and they slithered down holding the rear.
When everyone reached the bottom of the hive they discovered a large tunnel leading into what appeared to be a feeding room. Ray and Brad attempted to seduce several drones in the room but they fled in terror. Everyone except for Magic Mike-tron tried eating some of the goop the drones were cooking up but it made them violently ill. Two Formian centurions came in and tried to attack Char but she was able to dodge out of the way. Brad found himself able to commune with the centurions and ignited the Blaze rod to threaten them. Scared of the flames and awed by his powers the centurions laid down their arms and agreed to lead the party to the Formian queen. They passed deeper into the hive and eventually arrived in the queen's chambers, a massive cavern with Formian eggs covering the floor.
The queen seemed to be enraged and advanced on the party. Vape Snake filled the room with a vapor cloud, and they discovered that there was another presence in the room, some kind of shadow monster that seemed to be influencing the queen. Brad and Char were able to burn it with fire and it fled into the shadows, breaking its control of the Formian queen. The shadow attacked Magic Mike-tron and took over his mind, causing him to lash out at his fellow party members but they were able to dodge the attacks. Char used a flaming fan to burn the shadow covering Magic Mike-tron and caused it to again flee into the darkness. The shadow attempted to control Brad but was unsuccessful, and once again the party attacked it with fire, this time causing it to explode and evaporate into the air. The fire spread to some eggs but the queen was able to summon drones to put them out.
The queen was confused, and had not been aware of the recent events. She thanked the party for freeing her from this nightmare, and rewarded them with some gold and sqand crystals. The party climbed onto Vape Snake's back and using the blaze rod rocketed up into the ceiling, they burst through into a higher level of the hive, and discovered a small passage leading them to an ancient shrine to Lord Fieri. Magic Mike-tron opened a planer connection to Lord Papa John and they discovered that the herbs and spices set around the alter had been left there to age for several hundred years. Papa John allowed Magic Mike-tron to take them to help him in his journey, and Char knocked over the Lord Fieri alter in a fit of definace to the gods. The party was able to escape the hive through a small passage leading to the surface, and they summoned Captain Ferdinand and the SS Jizzpiss to take them off The Pearl. They set sail for Caldea to inform Lari Risto of the events that had transpired.