Artifax begins to lose consciousness… shortly after Maralen shouts the location of the parts headed to Starpeaks and flees those in the hallway make out the sound of metal on metal and the light in the main chamber is snuffed leaving only that light radiating from Dylan’s sunrod. You struggle against the tentacles that continue to try and ensnare you. You can hear the breaking and splintering of bone from up ahead. Such noises spur those still within the grasp of the tentacles to move with haste out of their range.
What seems like an eternity ends as those under the effects of fear begin to think more clearly and moments later the tentacles behind you dissipate and silence overtakes the group.
As you re-enter the burial chamber you walk by the twisted bodies of Hull’s men who apparently succumbed to the powerful embrace of the black tentacles and beyond them there is no trace of Hull or the Deuce but you can make out a fallen form before you near the stone tomb of an ancient wizard. Dylan and Alahan hear the distant clash of steel and some concussive explosions that ring through the rock. Ahead of you the secret tunnel is dark but clearly the sounds are coming from somewhere further up the passageway.
Once you approach the body you notice that Artifex-5 is inert and staring up and the ceiling with his chest cavity open and items missing. At this moment you two see Maralen walk up and she hears and sees everything you have (her knowledge arcana is high enough to know Artifex is not dead but just inert). [With that I’ll allow actions and interactions starting in this room; you can respond by commenting on this thread].