You turn back to the beast cave to apply scare tactics, banging weapons against shields and shouting.
Saucix rolled Cha 15+10 vs. Will*2
Gerald rolled Cha 1+10 vs. Will*2
Gregor rolled Cha 11+9 vs. Will*2
Nisos rolled Cha 12+16 vs. Will*2
Adarim rolled Cha 4+13 vs. Will*2
The beasts waddle back and offer no resistance as you walk past them and enter the tunnel leading south.
You walk south through the tunnel for a few hours, then it turns east. Soon after that you come into a small cavern. On the floor lies a short and broad humanoid skeleton - you would guess from a dwarf. A few of its ribs are broken, and three of its fingers lie in a pile a few feet away from the rest of the body. Beside the skeleton are two objects: a worn piece of parchment with writing on it, and a metal cylinder covered in strange symbols. The cylinder seems to have two lids, one at each end. One of these has been removed and lies next to it.
There are three other exits from this cavern: one tunnel to the north, one tunnel to the southwest, and one opening in the wall to the southeast which seems to lead to another cavern.