An incredibly sad and frightening news has been buzzing around the Cavern.
Michael Engberg, of the DRC, had brought his daughter Willow ("Wheely") down to the Cavern several months ago, so she could be with him (apparently he's a widower). Wheely was exploring with her friend Rose, and they got into an unstable area next to the Kahlo Pub, where the building had cracked open. They found themselves in a room covered with Bahro carvings, and while they were in there, the building collapsed and killed Rose.
Wheely was trapped in the room for two days while the DRC frantically tried to get her out. Most frightening was that a Bahro was in the room watching the whole time it seems, not harming her, but not really helping either.
Just as the rescue team was about to enter the room and save her, the Bahro went berserk. It was jumping around screeching something that sounded like the word "Noloben". Wheely was frightened, and Michael kept telling her it was ok, he was coming for her. Her screams for her father were the last sounds heard from the room, as he fought to get in and save her.
When the rescuers finaly got there, they found that Wheely had been killed. It hasn't been confirmed, but comments from the DRC so far lead us to think she was mutilated in the same way as the Negilahn creatures. Engberg was utterly devastated - first his wife killed in a climbing accident, now Wheely killed in a caving accident.
I'm numb; I don't have words for me emotions right now. I read transcripts of the events and conversations surrounding her entrapment and final hours, and my heart is utterly broken.
... it doesn't make sense
Michael has disappeared into the Great Shaft. Apparently he was heard muttering the words "Dr. Watson" before linking to the Descent. Nobody's heard from him.
What is happening?