While John has stripped naked again and is bathing in the water from the pillar to the north, Guan and The Situation have entered the room as well. Guan goes about filling his waterskin while the Situation moves to the center of the room and stares at the open door not far away. Until John, Jared or Vicky move closer to the doorway, he won't be able to see much further. He looks over at Guan who has finished filling his waterskin and is having a look around the room.
Guan tries to use his wild talent to listen at the doorway, but the sound of rushing water is very loud in this room. In fact, they find themselves having to shout back and forth just to communicate, and even then it is still hard to hear over the flowing waters. While this is a nice and refreshing place, hearing anyone approach this room would be a nightmare. The pillars are wide at the bottom, but they seem to narrow at the top where the water comes from. Looking at the ground, there is no real collection of water, and no holes for the water to drain into the earth. It almost seems as though the water is being absorbed back into the pillars when it gets to the bottom. The pillars show no signs of erosion, or other water damage. No mildew, fungus, rust or limestone deposits are seen on the pillars or where the water vanishes from. The water smells fresh and clean and seems to have no effects on John aside from getting him clean. As best as Guan can tell the water here is safe for drinking or whatever else they need the water for.
Aside from the pillars, this room is otherwise empty. Or at least that's what they think at first. Quickly John learns otherwise. He isn't quite done bathing when it happens. His clothes and weapons are in a pile next to him when a massive shadow suddenly appears from behind the pillar he is next to. The attack comes too fast for anyone to react to it. A massive club smashes into John's naked body sending him flying through the air. He crashes to the ground. Vicky, The Situation, and Guan all turn to look and see that a large, but slender
John lays broken and bleeding on the ground. It is almost surprising that he survived the assault, especially without any of his gear. The ogre howls at the heroes, overpowering the sounds of falling water. It is obvious that he is about to attack again, though it is hard to tell who he will go after.
"Is anyone else getting hungry again?" Jared asks down the hallway, but his words aren't heard by those in the room.