84 ROOM OF THE SINGING MERMAID. The stairs ascend forty feet to Area 56 on Level 3. As one approaches this room an illusion (auditory and visual) of a beautiful singing mermaid will appear, as if she is floating in the air four feet above the ground. The song is very sad but also very beautiful. The illusion will remain active for 6 minutes.
The illusion is actually created by a small crystal embedded in the sixteen foot high ceiling. The crystal can be removed and will recreate the illusion whenever someone approaches to within twenty feet of it.
The mermaid is Maia, she is currently imprisoned beneath the statue at Area 86.