Three locations peaked your interest and the party of course split up to look.
Vinny moved to the left climbing a short 3 step upon a dais. The end of the hallway was pained in a rendition of a sprawling room with 7 short hallways. The painting was so real that when you stood on the dais it gave a 3-D effect that you were actually in a huge room, even though feeling the walls indicated you were only in a 30 foot wide hallway. Each painted hallway was hung with a glowing colored lamp at its end, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Indigo and Violet. The artist had even painted the ceiling and floor to appear as if the light from the lit lanterns was flooding out toward you.
To the front Tiberious is inspecting the webs. From somewhere inside a pulsing green light is illuminating them. The webs are gossamer but unnaturally dense. The ragged hole where the ghoul fell into it is about 5 foot in diameter and equally tall. The magic fire that hit the ghoul has burned all the spiders away, but Tiberious sees no carcasses. Hundreds of tiny black spiders were on the ghoul, yet none remain. Tobold the gnome approaches and dismounts from his fox, he begins prodding the web with a torch….
Kvothe and Turok move to the right, where the ghouls had jumped from behind some debris. There is a passageway in the debris and there are drag marks and maybe blood droplets leading in. Kvothe pulls his elven cloak over his head, disappearing from sight and creeps back behind the debris pile.
Two wolf skeletons look to be sleeping in the left corner,m while to the right there is a pile of mangled bones, most likely the ghouls had been eating unfortunate victims here, a gnawed gnome head is visible in the rubble.
Helm is called in, in case the skeletons are undead, but they turn out to be just long dead wolves, Turok pushes past intent on making sure the are dead, he smashes at the bones, and then picks through trying to get a rib to stick in the web.
He finds something much more interesting. Under the wolves looks to be another long dead corpse, a rotted backpack on its back holds something about the shape of the football. Prying the pack open there is a magnificent lantern, its glass facets a brilliant indigo. Kvothe has found something too, a broken finger off a statue, about twice the size as a human finger. There is also a nice sized cut gem, green.
The group must trick Turok into giving up the lamp, tossing some silver to him in exchange. Turok has grown increasingly difficult, his barbarian nature coming through. Vinny sees that the lamps in the painting are the same as this actual lamp. He tries in vain to make the painting accept the lamp, or magically come to life, shinning light through the gem and lighting oiling and lighting the lamp to no avail.
Meanwhile Tiberious and Tobold the gnome have begun burning the web out of the stairway and descending a staircase hidden by the web, Mourning Storm stands watch at the top of the stairs as they go down…..