Desmond/Mondes strips down to his smalls, a process that gives Armando and Olaf ample time to examine the strange marking on the floor, and others to take up suitable positions of watch.
The marking in the tile is only about 4in wide, so maybe half of life-sized. It could be merely a maker's mark on the brick, or--more likely it seems to Armando--it could be a sign. The flagstone in question is set right in the center of the passage; if it were not so filthy with sand and dust the marking would be clearly visible. If it is indeed a sign, Armando reasons, perhaps it would relate back to the symbols observed earlier, on the obelisk at the cross-roads? An indicator that some boundary has been reached, perhaps?
Does Armando glean anything meaningful from the sign? 1d6=3, so yes, although just barely.
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