Nicolai’s eyes narrowed in swiftly concealed annoyance. He feared he was too late to stop Feldard from making a foolish mistake. “There may be some gas trap or…”
“Strong dwarven workmanship,” the dwarf commented as he reached for the door to the vault and hauled it open. As Feldard opened the door, Miklos withdrew to the stairwell outside the vault, bracing his staff in the doorway in, in case some clever dwarf-trap might seal off the vault.
Leather-clad skeletal remains lie on the floor directly in front of the dwarf. Based on its total decomposition, the corpse had to be decades, if not centuries old. The rest of the cube-shaped vault appeared to be virtually empty. Only a few ancient gold coins remained scattered about the floor of the enclosure.
Very interesting…the body appeared to be…decapitated?