Your explorations lead you into more recently carved tunnels and recently worked silver veins. Following a tunnel you come to a shaft that descends to a lower level of the mine. The elevator appears to be gone. You climb down the shaft and to your horror you discover a room full of dead dwarf miners whose hands have been removed. You also notice that all the metal equipment is gone. It is not long before you realize that the room is actually full of miconyds and clouds of spores. A long and difficult fight ensues, but you manage to destroy the myconids. It seems unlikely that the myconids had anything to do with the removal of the miners’ hands.
During the fight with the myconids you heard some noises and possibly shouting from the adjoining room, but there are no more sounds after the fight—only the noise of a waterfall. You take an extended rest to recouperate from all of your fights.