Welcome to dungeon level 2.
The water pouring down through the staircase well, gathers in two canals running through the main corridors of this level. The canals are deep (30 feet), and along the surface of them swim strange luminous fish. These unevenly distributed moving sources of light make for an eerie atmosphere. Together with the distant clicking and rasping sounds of the Ne'fean, and dropping water, this is a unnerving place to walk through.
In the image our hero has brought a magical source of light (seen to the right). This may be a level 1 spell, or a trinket found on the previous level, but some sort of light source is necessary for exploring the narrow winding tunnels and mazes extending to the sides of these main corridors. Though we came to this dungeon with a couple of torches, they may already be burnt out... and they're not very good for exploring the canals anyway.
This is the main level for the Ne'fean who live in great numbers here. They are water-loving creatures, and though their highly reflective night-vision eyes may be spotted from afar, they may also suddenly jump out of the water.
In these straight corridors it may be tempting to rush forward, but it is not very good idea. Did that floor tile sound differently? Is it broken? Can you lift part of it and reveal some hidden compartment? Is a circle missing from one of the pillars?
If you don't know what a Na'fean is, or if you missed level one, just start out at the beginning: [link]
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