continued from part 1...
Before they ventured back underground the investigative team sought out the help of Brother James to do some research on Theoderic III - the King kindly gave them permission to access books in his personal library.
As they browsed the library Brother James (with the help from his invisible friend Gerald, described here) found the book which contained a bound copy of the manuscript of Fabricatus . This manuscript describes how a distant ancestor of Theoderic III discovered the fabulous treasure of the 'Whorled Cup' and made his way into central Europe carving out a kingdom for himself. The manuscript indicated that the Whorled Cup and the remaining part of the treasure had not been seen since the time of Theoderic.
In the early afternoon they returned to the tomb of Theoderic and started searching the dead-ends for the same sort of release mechanism that had been on the main door of the tomb.
News of the discovery of the tomb had filtered out and some shady adventurers had found information on the tunnels under Wittenberg thanks to a duplicitous monk who possessed an old book; in the under-cellar of the Red Dragon inn they looked for an access doorway ...