24A ZARKOV'S ANTECHAMBER. The walls, floor, ceiling, and inside surfaces of the doors are covered with velvet plush. A continual light globe hangs by cord from the ceiling. A stone statue is present in each corner.
Each of the statues depicts a standing robed corpse-like figure, face frozen in the rictus of death. Each statue has a extendible jaw on hinges, which can only be observed by a close examination. Each mouth holds a portion of metal, which if placed together properly will form a key that allows entry to Room 24B without setting off the trap.