Evelyn awoke in the morning and crept out of her hiding place. She explored the area a bit more and discovered the magical crystal was a power source keeping an air elemental bound in one of the cells. As she shattered the crystal the grateful elemental burst from the cell in a rush of wind and was gone. Having found the last lever for the puzzle room upstairs she made her way back. Upon entering, she was confronted by a sinister looking woman and the two guards she gave the slip earlier. The woman was dressed in dark colors, purples and blacks, and wore a horned helm. She wielded a longsword that crackled with arcane power. After giving the guards orders to handle the young woman and put her back in her cell, the dark woman spoke a few magical words and vanished in a bright flash of purple light. Evelyn used the distraction to get the upper hand on the guards, who were still dazed from the magic.
After defeating the mercenary guards, bleeding and stumbling, Evelyn made her way out of the dungeon at last. With a moments hesitation she looked up and down the road she had come to. South. She would travel south then east around Lake Nen, and make her way to the village of Nenlast.