"We'll not fear for ambush if we dispel the dark with this."
"A bit more light can only help us in our explorations."
"Strain your eyes against the dark. We may not be alone."
"A lantern serves well in the dark, but it cannot match a beacon fire's light."
On the second floor near is a hole in the wall which leads down to the watery sewer area of The Bloodless Stockade. Jump or levitate carefully across the Brine-infested water to reach the hole. This shortcut is useful for bypassing enemies to run for the exit to the Sparyard of Scant Mercy. Be aware that this shortcut drop can inflict Fall Damage on the way down, and Death may be lying in wait at the end of that drop.
Death may be dispatched here in relative safety by a Magick Archer with Ricochet Hunter - for more details see Death
Death will appear with regularity here - if its teleport can be lured to just over the fall of the filthy water into the abyss (opposite the entrance to the Sparyard of Scant Mercy) then it can be slain by a fall using attacks that Knockdown. (This can be a very effective Experience Points exploit)