So, they weren't really "tentacle beasts from the south," they were some kind of extra-planar...ish..dingo. With tentacles. Ish. Also, super dense.
This scene kind of degraded for the characters from this point forward. The tower, on the other hand, found a lovely new home with ocean view on every side, including "up."Uploaded by Silkspinner at 16:42 on 14 November