At the direction of Padric, Nightingale leads the group down into a tight passage beneath a huge aging tree.
Despite their concern that this might not be the right way to go, Padric assures them that he’d know. Afterall, there isn’t that many secret tunnels people carve out under giant trees in the middle of deserted forests.
Not too far down into the passage, Padric’s indignant tone is cut short. After someone fumbles in the dark, the ground gives way. Roots crack and dirt slides and everyone screams as they tumble down into the unknown.