Two once beautiful statues flank the entrance the this room. One appears to represent Meriele, though the arms have long since been broken off, and the other appears to represent Lander. (It's hard to tell since the head is missing.) Unlike the statues in the entry to the temple, these have not been defaced as part of some ritual, but instead appear to have been damaged centuries ago. The marble tile on the walls and floor gives way to bare stone at the rear of the room. The east wall is missing. Though the wall appears to have collapsed centuries ago, piles of rubble have recently been moved to the side, opening a path into the dimly lit cave beyond.
By the torchlight from the sconces in 21 and the hallway before it, you can see a little of Room 28. It is a vast open cave. In the gloom, you can barely make out a dark stone obelisk.
Did anyone put on the ring you got from the cult leader's body?