The Citadel of Chaos

Fixed under the table is a secret drawer,
slightly ajar, and poking out of the drawer is a scroll of parchment.
You grab the scroll and thrust it into your tunic.
But you can hear Balthus murmuring under his breath.
A Spell! But what will this one be?
And what can you do about it?
Suddenly he is running around the table, touching each side as he goes.

At his touch, the table responds with a cracking noise.