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|It is around 1pm, Moonday, 1st of Rova, 4708.|
Status: no outstanding
Everyone has prepared as much as they can and having listened to Kenken's advice, decide to let him go through the dark doorway first. As he touches the blackness, a strange flowing black substance seems to explode around him, sucking him into the blackness and then quickly flattening out again to the smooth surface it had been. No way to find out what happened without going in yourselves, so that is what you do...
The null field offers no resistance to those passing through it. There is a slight chill passing through the barrier, but no other sensation--as if there is nothing there at all really. On the other side of the barrier a blast of damp, chilly air hits everyone squarely in the face. The air is so thick it clings to the skin in an unpleasant way. There is no light at all in the room (until Birag and Harpsent brighten the area). No backward motion is possible within the null field--so once you have entered the space you must move forward or be stuck with whatever part of you in the field being unmovable.
As everyone enters the new room, you all take a quick overview of your new surroundings. The door you have just passed through does not exist. The area where it should be appears to be smooth stone blocks identical to the rest of the walls in the room. Kenken is standing 40' away from the entrance in a pile of broken stone and door. There is a cloud of dust surrounding him, but it appears that he exploded through the doorway and rammed into the far wall where another door had been. There is the barest glimpse of a dark opening behind him where the doorway had been. He appears to be completely unaffected and looks just like he did a few moments ago before going through the door.
There is another door about 30' over on the N wall. The light is not great enough (even for those with low light vision) to see the far E wall of the room. If you have low light vision, you can see that the room continues around to the East and South (probably connecting to the other doorway you could have gone through.
As you stand there, taking it all in, you hear a hoarse muffled cough coming from the NE end of the room--not close to where you are standing.
Everyone quickly realizes they are not alone in the room and prepare for this new potential threat, even as the chilled air cuts into tender exposed skin...