September 11, 1650 ... sometime in the late afternoon
The tunnel is not very long; Palt is able to keep the forward party in view and the dwarves standing on the dry places of the otyugh chamber in view at the same time.
The lighting in the after described room seems to come from everywhere at once; there is no light source - no torch, no lantern, no focus. Both Andrej and Lukas can guess that the illumination derives from a continual light spell.
After some caution (assumed), the party moves into a cavern about half the size of the otyugh chamber, made larger by three cages that have been built into the walls, each of which make a space about eight feet by eighteen. The cage doors are hanging open. Much of the floor is damp, and in places actually muddy - everywhere that there is mud, in the cages also, there are paw prints which the forward party can fairly predict would belong to the sort of giant minks encountered by Lukas and Ahmet.
A host of broken crates suggests that the room was plundered for everything of value - that there were stores of meat here (the smell is in the air), fat, oils and quite probably pitch and plaster as well, judging from spills on the floor. Empty, broken barrels give a hint of lager, as well. A dwarf sniffs the floor and pronounces that the moisture that made the mud probably came from said barrels.
A steady breeze blows into the room from a portal on the opposite side, that shows blackness where the light ends. There was apparently no door in the portal - no signs of hinges in the stone - and standing in the light makes it difficult to see more than four feet of a tunnel beyond the exit. The portal is certainly well designed; five feet across, eight feet high, and the lintel a Roman arch. A quick examination by the mage suggests the portal may be of an origin older than German manufacture.