As he passed through the lower levels of the mines he began to wonder if they truly existed at all. They were whispered amongst those around the forge like some lost relic of Delzoun. He had never heard them mentioned by Balabault, but he doubted he ever would. They were a challenge to his authority and by simple admittance did he grant them power. Best to say nothing and seem to be indifferent. Thon though had his own reasons for coming to investigate.

He rounded yet another dark corner and could see nothing ahead. He only hoped that he were fortunate enough not to bump into anything down in these depths. Whatever lay here would be potent indeed and he had no desire to find any wayward occupants.

"Ghosts in the deep... " he muttered under his beard wondering if he too had fallen prey to some myth and fable that the miners had invented to ease their mind.