In another minute the intrepid pair arrive in the archway to overlook the water-logged, misty chamber containing the curiously fashioned column.
Two torches are guttering in scones afixxed to the walls -- one adjacent to the archway which Tirandir and Â†delwynn are peering though, the other opposite, by the narrow stair leading back the to surface. The torch-fires are clinging to their last few minutes of fuel, lending the blanket of mist an ochre-orange tint.
The fact that a major battle was fought here scarcely an hour earlier is completely concealed by the mist.
All is ominously silent.
the Elf Medium (MV 12", AC 9, HD 1, hp 1/1, AL N) great cloak, lantern
; spells: color spray; scrolls: sleep, sleep, charm person
Hirelings: Georges; torch