Erin has been exploring the lower levels again.
Lady Helen had shown them to her in the last year, when it became clear that Erin would be inheriting the Gauntlet of the Healer within the next year, and all its wielder's responsibilities along with it. She is supposed to check the locked levels every month to make sure no one has broken in.
She's already been down here a few times this month, and despite the fluttering of her maids about the state of her robes and the councillors about her safety (how can she be anything but safe within the Sanctuary?), she can't really help coming back. It's the only part of the city that no one else can get to, so it's the only place she can be alone.
The Gauntlet gently nudges her.
Well. She should be the only one who can get to it. The presence in one of the sealed rooms suggests differently.
The intruder seems to be a human male in good health. He's through the big doors at the end of the first level, in the room with the ring and the sleeping Rod and the pool of mana.
How could he have gotten in there? She wonders.
Intent on finding out, she marches up to the doors, lifts her (oversized) Gauntleted hand, and wills the doors open. Her connection to the city does everything else, and the doors begin to swing open without a sound.