It's been a few days travel across the Thornwaste, so you have had a rest since reviving Helaku. However, the ragged terrain of the wastes have injured and slowed some of you up, so that Helaku, Shaylar and Fang are at half movement, as are a couple of your horses.
Leonar moves to the front of the group, looking around for anything out of sorts. Nothing stands out, but then at the last moment his eyes alight on a large bracelet, a simple string of seven night-black pearls. It rests at the edge of the monster's bedding. The pearls look extremely valuable, but the item has an unholy air about it.
As the druid bends closer to examine it, he notices something else. A faint breath of wind seems to be blowing the dust along the floor. He traces the movement to a bare wall at the back of the chamber. There must be a passage behind! He gropes about, and finds a hidden latch. With a sigh, a large panel along the wall slides open. Behind it yawns a long, ten-foot wide hallway that seems to slowly curl upwards as it disappears into the darkness.