Julius and his companions had to escape from prison through the catacombs. One problem though, the catacombs were filled with giant spiders and two basilisks. Every time they killed our party from afar. The party decided to try another tactic. Minsc offered to drink every performance enhancing potion and have a go at the basilisks on his own. And guess what? It worked like a charm. He hacked them to pieces with his two-handed sword and the attacks of the beasts didn’t harm him at all.
With that taken care of, the party escaped and headed straight for the merchants guild HQ. The encountered some very concerned merchants and stiff competition at the top floor.