"Did you hear that?" Piker Big Coin asks as he graps the lowest rung of the decrepit looking ladder. The echoes of the shifting rocks from the newly revealed chamber reverberate around him. He glances up and watches Akasha climb further up the rungs. He feels a peculiar feeling in his chest. Is it fear? He tries to ignore it. He hangs there indecisively for a moment, weighing the coin in hand from Silor against the possibilities contained by the sound beneath him. He almost continues the climb until he remembers the mocking voice of his father in his memories.
"Damn it all, and damn him."
Ridicule is what forces him off the ladder, moves his feet back down the corridor to the party.