Descending the long staircase you can only assume you are going deeper, just how much deeper you could get before hitting the center of the planet is anyone's guess. The pipes from the room above can be seen running along the ceiling and eventually they creep down the wall and into the floor vanishing room sight until you reach the bottom of the staircase.
Before you is a large room with two large glass tanks, about 15ft tall and 20ft wide filled about halfway with a strange green liquid. The dirt built up on the glass and the colour of the liquid make it difficult to see inside but you can all feel a psionic pressure seeping out of the right hand side glass container.
Searching the room doesn't turn up much the room is pretty much empty apart from the tanks, removing some of the grime from one of the tanks does reveal that it is housing a brain slightly larger than a standard humanoid brain however it looks shrivelled almost like it has shrunk. "I want to live" The voice bounces around Colembers skull seemingly coming from no where.
"Are you the one that kept the dwarves above captive? If not, who did? And is there a way we can help you without killing you?"
Leonan seems willing to negotiate, but is still very much open to killing the thing. "Maybe The Academy will have a place for it? But how could they use it or study it? It is terrible!" he thinks even as he tries not to.
Kaleth looks at the brain with distaste. He was forming an idea of what this thing was or at least what put it in this jar. If he was right in his thinking they could not let it live. He prepares his mental defenses and then reaches out to the things mind.
A flash of several images appears in Kaleth's mind the first being a tadpole swimming around in a tank similar to this one but the background seems different, the next image is that off a tall humanoid shape with its back turned, wearing a long black robe the figure turns revealing several tentacles dangling from its face and two large black eyes. The images are gone almost as soon as they appear "Want... To live"
Kaleth racks his brain but knowledge on mindflayers is few and far between other than the basics, certain scholars believe that they are controlled by some hive mind others say they came from outer space non of this information is verified naturally as well having a conversation with a mindflayer only ends one way.
"So, what can you tell us about yourself? Would you grow in time? Can you be moved? If so, how?" Leonan wracks his head looking for the story of something similar, trying to find a trick that would work on mind reading thing.