7 AUCTION BLOCK. This room holds a central raised wooden construct (twenty feet by twenty feet), with wooden stairs. The construct stands ten feet above the floor. This block was used for auctioning off prisoners as slaves and had a trapdoor (it was occasionally equipped with a gallows for public hangings). The walls are of white plaster and the room has with many cressets in the wall to hold torches, although only three torches remain. The floor is made of wooden planks, which make a loud creaking to even the slightest change in weight. This large room seems to be favored by the denizens of the place and random encounters are twice as likely to occur.