Unfourtunately, RL got in my way as well (I expect you'll see why soon), but now, we're all on the same page.
Alec picks up the flail, but Reichart snatches the ribbon out from under him.
Reichart again fails to craft a molotov cocktail.
You all enter the next room.
It is circular, with cobblestone walls, is barely lit, and has four exits.
Two face east, both stairways going down. The next is south, an open doorway. Another open doorway is to the north.
A humanoid machine dressed in the clothes of an assassin stands in the center of the room. He waves at you as you enter. He is short and thin, and blue hair seems to grow naturally from his head.
(RM, you need to pick a skill, as you currently don't have any.)