Tiberious softly states “I’m assuming the iron balls below are what are fired from the walls. As we have plenty of smalls here, can we crawl on the plank and get past the trap?”
(It looks like a ball fired from the lowest holes would still strike a small even flattened on the beam)
Tobold says in a hush whisper “I think that thing over there is a ghost. Ghosts are remnants of their former selves, sometimes their deaths are troublesome and that is why they become ghosts”
Vinny speaks in a whisper, “I think it’s a sound trap with the obvious balance and arrows and what ever is in the pit. I actually wish Storm was here. He could teleport across. Suggestions?”
Tiberious “I’m not going to get that mamby-pamby elf, it is so much better with him not here. Look, there are no holes below the beam.” He looks up to see if there is something to secure a rope on. As there is something moving down there, I’d rather not climb down. I would swing across, however." (The ceiling is smooth and looks to be rock, as do the walls no place to attach a rope) " I could CHARGE across with my shield as protection!" Tiberiuos boasts.
“AH HA,” says Kvothe “No swinging, no charging. I keep a two foot piece of rope in my thieves bag for this very reason. I hold on to each end and shimmy down underneath with my legs squeezing the plank."
They all think this is a wise idea except Tobold who says “You guys are crazy! Maybe w don’t have to cross this, maybe you can ask your new friend (ghost) where his bones are, maybe we should turn around!. And what about those iron orbs?
Kvothe He is for finding out what those balls are, then shimming under the plank.
Tobold says to Tiberious “Hold off on the charge big guy," The gnome calling Tiberious ‘big guy’ makes Tiberious smile, "let’s see what’s in this pit first. As long as that ghostie isn’t doing anything more menacing than existing, let’s figure out the threat we don’t know yet. Besides, the trap is sound activated. All that armor and those clunky boots might set it off.” Tobold sighs, not liking not having anywhere to hide, he says “Throw me the rope” He sends the rope of climbing to wrap around an orb, bringing it back to him it is just that a “cannonball”