The shaft is an old vertical shaft supported by a wooden frame. It leads approximately 6 meters down to the second level of the Rattling Caverns. When descending, the faint sound of drums from the throne room intensifies. If Xzar are sacrificing in the Throne Room, screams from his offering can be heared.
A winch is attached to the wooden frame of the shaft, allowing for goods to be lifted up. The winch is strong enough to bear 200 kgs of goods. Ogres of the Diremaw climb up instead of using the winch, as it cannot support their weight.