Gneiss creeps slowly up the stairs. Near the top he realizes it opens into a larger area with no easy spots to hide. From what he can see, it looks like this level has carpeting and some sort of furnishings. Listening intently, Gneiss can hear some quiet talking in an unknown language, but it sounds like complaining. It's difficult to see very much since the stairs open up to the next level up and appears from the top as a hole descending down to where Gneiss is.