Flaming gets clipped by a sharp pillar of stone that falls from above, denting her armor deep into her side.
>Flaming loses 1 Wound
But, Cloak pulls her free just as her legs buckle beneath her, and yanks her to safety.
As you get back on track toward the third pearl, you find that the hall beyond looks much like what you have traversed already. But despite that seeming simplicity–
"□ □ □ □ □ □ □!"
"□□□□! □□□□□□□□□□□□□□ □□□□□□."
"□□□□□□□ □□□□□ □□□□□□□…"
Throughout your entire time on this floor, all words you have said have appeared to you in the form of text boxes, though you can all still hear one another. But now, a series of boxes appears over your shared field of view. The boxes start to pile up over one another as they all fight for control of the screen. Nonsense characters and strange symbols fill the boxes, entirely without use. The speaker or speakers are unseen, but so is the hallway and the traps within.
Despite this, you can still feel the rumblings of the crumbling dungeon, reminding you of your time limit.>>747486>>747315
Shei's field of vision is also filled with the aforementioned text boxes, but the further he gets down this alternate path, the smaller they become, until at last the nonsense characters no longer obscure his screen. Gadriel bumps into him from behind, getting tangled up briefly.
Though Shei tries to bait the dungeon with more of his demonic essence, the dungeon does not seem to be taking it. Rather, the solidified section of subspace in which he walks is now, quite literally, unfolding itself.
A wall is before him and Gadriel, and it falls forward, becoming a floor. To the east of that panel, and to the south, and to the north, there are other walls, which fall forward. More walls remain behind them, but the ones to the north and east do not fall. However, to the south, the process repeats once more. "It's–" Gadriel snaps his fingers with realization. "It's unfolding like a cube!"