|Before you lays what appears to rows of staircases leading off to the left and off to the right. There is no apparent way out in front of you.|
At the top of each stairwell is a locked door, but the doors lock "from the outside" (PCs' side). Each of these doors opens a "closet", many of which contain a skeleton armed with a sword and shield which has been locked inside (denoted by an "X" on the map of this area). Many of the stairwells are actually slide traps which will release when the door at the top of the stairwell is opened. Any skeleton inside a closet at the top of a slide trap will gain a +2 bonus to its initiative roll.
The slide trap in the stairwell behind the secret door to the east (beyond the 7th stairwell to the right) is triggered by stepping on the next to last step (just before the stairs end and the hallway turns to the north).