We read the scroll & the five of us (plus my summoned creature) are taken back to 10,000 B.C., in search of the Insect Gem (statue?). We quickly look into the room next door, finding it full of cultist halflings – and the Insect Gem we seek!. I send in my gaseous creature, ordering it to kill them all, and secure the door closed.
The next several minutes were filled with the sounds of death. When it quieted I reopened the door to find the dark halflings slaughtered…but the Ant Gem gone…nooo. The giant ant was still in the big sand pit & we theorized that it must have snatched the statue and brought it down to its lair.