Before moving on you duck into the room with the sleeping mats. Eight simple mats of woven reeds lay along the southern and eastern walls. The walls themselves are hung with numerous stranges of large reptilian scales strung on leather strips, with colors ranging from white to green to blue to red to black. Teeth and claws of ominous size hang from strips of leather overhead, creating a menacing false ceiling seven feet up.
These adornments pale before the figure crouched in the northwest corner of the room. Here stands an intricate statue of a great five-headed dragon with a stinger-tipped tail. The statue is painted in glaring color, the dragon's heads and hues matching the colors of the scales on the walls. The statue reaches nearly to the ceiling, its long necks arching up and then back down to loom over a point just in front of its raised claws.
This large statue is a masterful representation of Tiamat. This seems to be some sort of portable altar that has been brought here by the hoblgoblins of the Horde of the Red Hand. The rough artistry makes it valuable; however, though wooden and designed to be taken apart it must be very heavy and complicated to transport.
As you glance into the other room with the slab, you see the low stone slab of a table resting against the northern wall. Clotted blood and less identifiable bits of tissue cling to the tabletop, filling the air in here with a cloying stench. A stone shelf above the table is cluttered with jars, vials, urns, and stained surgical instruments. To the immediate right of the table, a square pit opens in the floor. More blood is spattered around the pit's rim.
This looks to be some sort of dissection chamber - you've seen similar in some temples or healing communities. Here, organs and other body parts could be harvested, and what wasn't needed thrown into the pit beside it.
As you are examining the rooms, your alert senses begin to detect noises coming from the spiral stairs leading down. Was that the clink of armor? A muttered command? A low growl? You crazy people with insane Perception scores! :)
Aleste percept 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (15) + 12 = 27
Ambrose percept 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (2) + 8 = 10
Harek percept 1d20 + 17 ⇒ (3) + 17 = 20
Helaku percept 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (17) + 2 = 19
Leonar percept 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (20) + 16 = 36
Shaylar percept 1d20 + 13 ⇒ (14) + 13 = 27
1d20 + 10 + 2 ⇒ (12) + 10 + 2 = 24
1d20 + 4 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 4 + 2 = 10
1d20 + 11 + 2 ⇒ (19) + 11 + 2 = 32
1d20 + 13 + 2 ⇒ (11) + 13 + 2 = 26