The time is about an hour later than the last post, about one in the afternoon.
Where Aleksandra says, "I will pry up the remaining keystone," I need to point out that only one keystone has been removed at that point. There are two keystones that have not been removed. (OOC: I shall endeavor to refer to you as She, Aleksandra. That will be quite easy, once I concentrate on it - I had not, and obviously I defaulted).
I have never been clear on the lowering of the torch concept. If the twine is tied to the handle of the torch, than the fire will curl up the shaft of the torch towards the twine; it can be lowered soon enough that the fire won't envelop the twine, but not if the torch is held in that position for a long time. Moreover, the twine can't be tied in the middle of the torch; the twine has to be balanced towards the oil cloth of the torch that burns, making it difficult to get the burning torch through the hole, if the torch is perpendicular to the hole when it is lit and then lowered. And obviously, if the twine is tied on the burning end . . .
But let's just say I'm quibbling. The party is standing out in the light, looking down into a dark hole, with a torch lit down below, without nearly as much candlelight power as the outside above the barrow. I'm not actually certain this would illuminate anything, not to someone standing outside . . . ah, but I'm probably quibbling again.
The torch can be lowered about fifteen feet (measured by the amount of twine needed, before the torch hits bottom). I'm still not sure what illumination of the subterranean it would provide. Any thoughts on that?