Not a Halloween inspired post, I swear.
So I came down another couple of blocks in my 15x15 shaft, and came upon an underground cavern. I didn't think much of it at first, and was planning on exploring it a bit later, but sure enough two skeletons came out of it and began attacking me. Looks like I was going to be forced to look into it sooner rather than later.
I had bumped into a spider or two that had fallen into my shaft. I guess I didn't light the area surrounding it enough. I had placed torches around the island, but I guess I missed an area or two.
As of this post I am 15 blocks deep on my 15x15 shaft, and 12 on my other one.
On an unrelated note- I tweaked the layout of the blog. This should enable the images to be seen better and not get cut-off by the sidebar.