they saw the demon and bravely ran away.
in the flight, one of the characters "accidentally" hit another with a fireball, insta-killing him (not even death saves, just RIP).
Only problem is the dead character belonged to a 13 year old.
That was my "okay, don't panic, there's gotta be something in the underdark that saves him".
... it was a drow priestess that wanted to rez him to get vengeance.
Try to make a drow priestess beating you with a rod of tentacles nonsexual, it's a 13 yo.
cthonic (/ˈTHänik/) adjective concerning, belonging to, or inhabiting the underworld. an instance for people with dark interests. not a Lovecraft fan instance.