Feldard rolled up the map and looked back to the Siswa captive. “You say that the Rahib captured others – elven maids. Where are they? Surely not in the prison here?” The dwarf looked past where the elf was bound to the cells beyond. ‘No, surely his companions would have checked the prison cells for other captives.’ “Are they being held in the forbidden area?”
“Yes, they are with the Sisters Three now,” answered the Siswa.
“Two of you have fallen, and only one may yet walk freely.” Hasan stood stock still and stared at the paper in his hand. “Merisa … Sylva…know now that the Rahib is slain and I will find you. Rahasia, though the Rahib has fallen, I fear you are not yet free of his threat.”
He folded the paper with painful care and tucked it into his cloak. He then turned solemnly to the task of sorting through the rest of the papers to see if there was anything of further interest, casting “detect magic” from his spellbook.
Miklos shook his head at the cryptic words of the Siswa Hasan and watched as he tucked a note into the folds of his cloak, then start his strange elvish incantation. It was like watching someone perform something hauntingly familiar but with an archaic edge it was studied, almost stilted yet graceful and musical. For want of a better word it was enchanting. He’d never really note Seath’s incantations, probably as most of them were cast in battle and Miklos had other things on his mind. ‘I really must share Dentiata’s spells with him.’ he thought.
Hasan scanned the room with his magic-sight. He saw a tell-tale glow emanating from Feldard’s axe, Saeth’s sword and, of course, Miklos’ wand. Other than the items possessed by his companions, he saw nothing of a magical nature within the room.
“Maruc are there any wards that we should be wary of?” he asked realizing that the priest was back in the octagonal chamber. He called to the others in the room, “There may be cleric guards, wards and glyphs, be careful!” He remained in the doorway as Nicolai discovered the secret door and drew forth the wand, just in case.
Nicolai, silently examined the door and determined that it was both unlocked and trap-free.