After defeating the goblins, the party heard footsteps on the stairs, and were joined by Sark, a half-orc paladin of Bahamut. Perseque and Coren returned to the entrance to check on Umsh and guard the door, while the others pressed on into a long hallway, lit by green-tinted glowing runes along the walls. Basajuan detected a pressure plate in front of the far door, so the party dropped a goblin corpse on the plate. Unfortunately, they triggered a poisonous gas, which flooded the hallway. Forced to act quickly, the party uncovered a secret passage and fled the deadly gas. The secret door led to a crate containing some gold, a small ruby and a pair of Gauntlets of Ogre Power, which Brigitte opted to keep. With no other way out, the party raced back into the hallway, now flooded with poison, and broke down the door at the far end of the hallway. The deadly trap averted, the heroes continued on their way and discovered the goblin barracks. Acting quickly, the party charged the goblins and destroyed the nasty creatures.