That this tunnel was not part of the original construction was ever so evident by the rough and unfinished state not to mention the quality of the tunnel—it definitely wasn’t carved by the dwarven hands! It appeared that whoever dug it had removed rubble and earth that were the result of the mountain collapse long ago.
Despite his criticism of the workmanship, the tunnel did seem structurally sound so Feldard questioned the cause of the collapsed. Seeking an answer, he descended further into the tunnel cautiously, judging how deep the collapse might be by the size of the outer rubble.
The mage waited patiently of the dwarf to proclaim the tunnel blocked and secure from the safety of the room beyond. He stalked over to Saeth. “Anything coming?” he asked her.
The priest took the opportunity to readjust his strapping whilest he waited.
“Eesh … Feldard, get on with it. If we’re going to go down this far, I suppose we best see how far these rocks go,” said Hasan, in his most exasperated Dwarvish. He then shouted back to the waiting companions. “There’s a rockslide down here. We’re going to investigate.”
The dwarf examined the rockslide at the tunnel’s end. His keen eyes detected a small opening in the rocks. If they were careful, it could be possible to remove enough rubble for them to clear a gap large enough to crawl through.