Gilgar stalks forward, coming to another intersection in the 10'-wide hall. Ahead, the hall continues until it comes to a pair of double doors. To his left, a 20'-long side hall ends in another pair of doors.
As looks he looks at each set of doors for clues as to what might lie beyond, the halfling bard comes forward and whispers to him.
"I know not what lies beyond those doors, but ahead is where we came through. The kobolds' lift to the level below lies in the room after. When we came up, there was a kobold on watch, but his back was to us and Kimi and I surprised him, throwing him below. There must have been more on this level - they caught up to us too quickly otherwise. Young Jurin was captured by the smoke when we fled down the rough tunnel in the lift room."
In the glow of the mage's lights, the halfling can be seen pointing forward as he whispers to the dwarf.
Which door do you approach? I'll need perception checks, also.
You are not sure that you hear anything. The noises of this abandoned place obscure what might be occurring within. Maybe movement? Maybe an animal? What you hear is slight, but just as you prepare to pull your head back from the doors, you hear a bestial growl.
Somehow, the door opens without a whisper of sound. Within, Gilgar sees the remains of what was probably once a butcher room - three stone tables still stained after all these years, hooks on the walls and hanging over the tables, no doubt for various cutlery long stolen or decayed away. Gathered around the central table are four hunched figures with the stature of dwarves, focused on what lies on the table. The table they are gathered around appears to have a small, spindly figure lying on it. You can see no clothing on the limbs that are visible and the skin appears to be scaled.
The girl-child Kimi appears to be alternating between calming the boy recently rescued and establishing her domination over the two former slave kobolds. Seeing that they are acting sufficiently cowed, she relents, but it's already pretty clear to you that among your party's rescued members, the girl is the alpha in the pack.
No sound or activity is visible at the other set of doors.
Gilgar just instant-deathed something, I'm just not sure what.
You hear voices. From the tone, someone is trying to convince someone else of something or expressing frustration. Or both. There is no anger or excitement, just intensity. You can tell that Nox can hear something to. He may understand it.
Someone is complaining to his audience in Draconic that someone is going to destroy them because he is a fool and unworthy of his position. It sounds like bluster - no plans are being made, just frustration vented. No mention of the children, either.
Gilgar listens outside the door, looking at Nox. He jerks a thumb towards one of his ears, then crudely makes a movement with his hand that is probably intended to mimic someone speaking, but could conjure images of some kind of rabid snaggle-toothed duck in attack mode.
Graymoon, seeing the two at the door prepare to attack, swiftly readies an arrow and, looking at the halfing, jerks his head to the side.
With a curt nod, the bard starts ushering the children and Laucian out of the main hall and into the first few feet of the side hall. Kimi protests, but wisely does so with gestures rather than verbally.
Six stone prayer platforms with well-worn knee rests carved in to them are spread through this large chamber.
As the door opens, the speaker stops and stares for a moment at the light suddenly entering the chamber. His eyes widen as he realizes the new arrivals are strangers. He is a hunch-backed kobold with dark blue scales. One ear is immensely oversized and droops under the weight of several earrings of white wood or bone.
Five other kobolds of varying scale color stand looking at the hunched figure, unaware of the party for the moment.
Perrin will race along the wall, turning left to go around Gilgar and the stone pillar the the left of the door, looking into the room. He will get to the square betwen the boss kobold and the door and attempt to dismember.