crouch down and have a good listen by the northwest tunnel. They hear nothing except the faint chirping of crickets.
Rather than crawl through the narrow tunnel, the party backtracks and explores to the west. They follow the wide passageway to an intersection with tunnels heading south and west. To the north is an empty cave (Area 26). This cave feels abandoned, and the shadows that flicker at the edge of lantern light cast an aura of wistful nostalgia, what the Portuguese call saudade.
In the northeast corner of the cave, hidden behind a rock pillar, is a low, narrow tunnel that looks like it could connect to Area 25. The crickets can be heard here, as well.