Inside the alcove, you discover a door leading to a winding staircase. You quickly close the door behind you, and hold your breath, praying that the owners of the unseen voices will not find you.
The air is cool and dry. From somewhere far off, the sound of dripping water echoes through the twisting, turning staircase, bouncing off of the stone walls and filling up the world. You wonder how long you have been here... has it been hours, or only minutes?
Muffled sounds outside the door indicate that the alcove has been discovered. It can only be a matter of time until the staircase is discovered as well...
Climb up the stairs | Go down the stairs | Come out from the alcove