I thought of that too and was ready to go into gaseous form if following along the edge of the tube didn't work. She'll guide her companions down the other tube that does not dead end in sand. I'm assuming that is the correct one as it is the only other one going someplace we haven't been. If that doesn't sound right to her then she'll try leading down the other tubes until she gets the right song.
Sykala is able to lead Refina to the pipes that make the appropriate song. Refina comes out in a 10 ft. wide corridor. It's difficult for her to see anything in the darkened corridor. Beneath the exit for the song tube is a small pool full of liquid. It looks identical to the pool above.
So are we boys all on our own without the girls? I thought it was understood we were all going together? Would be pretty foolish to do otherwise, especially considering how we've fared in here so far
I know that Sykala certainly wanted to keep everyone together and assumed you were sticking with the plan and following her. I'm not sure she realizes you are not there until she reaches her destination (can she tell how many gaseous forms are following her or does it simply look like mist behind her?). If she can tell, then no she would wait til everyone was with her. If she can't you are going to find a very upset druidess on the other end. Korian's sudden need to do experiments is not what she expected but now understands that she should have.
We'll wait for everyone to catch up, unless there is anyone who didn't intend to go. Otherwise, you get back together down below. Sykala can distinguish the different gaseous forms, particularly if you intend to make yourselves distinguishable. Let's assume you do.
Male Human Rogue 1/ Wizard 6 (but Drained 2 levels)
Not knowing for how long or how many more times they will have be in gaseous form, Korian begins to fill as many empty vessels as he has with more of the liquid, explaining his actions to the others and suggesting they do the same.
If none do, or once all are ready, he again quaffs a dose of the liquid and follows Sykala wherever she leads.
From your previous experience, you now know how much liquid is necessary to make a dose. It's watered down compared to most potions, but you can get the same effect by drinking a larger quantity. (We'll say it takes a full two rounds to chug enough of the stuff.) I believe you can draw or drink 8 vials of gaseous form from here. I'll assume you have enough vials or other containers.
Waiting for the others to fill their flasks and bottles Sykala takes time to examine the floor and walls until the bend. Once they are ready she looks around the corner and leads the expedition further.
Sykala sees that the 10 ft. wide corridor continues quite a ways after it turns south. She estimates it continues 80 ft. A smaller corridor branches off to the east after only about 10 ft. She sees nothing of danger in the corridor.
Sykala shrugs but hands each of you a pair all the same. She doesn't keep a pair for herself as she is constantly flowing into and out of the stone walls and floor at this point. She'll search the walls, ceiling, and floor for secret doors as you all examine and experiment with them.
You find no indication in this room what the metal sandals could be for. They are heavy and slow you down. (Anyone going speed 30 ft. will now go speed 20 ft.; anyone going speed 20 ft. will now go 15 ft.) You can fit them over your footgear easily.