It seems now that the panic field is gone they declared the area safe enough to let the dweebs in. I mean the scholars.
Sorry that the Gideon thing still isn't resolved. There is still quite a lot more that has to be happening with him, Shara, and people around them ... it's not the kind of thing where they open a grave and then a dungeon boss comes out which they have to fight. Though that would've been cool, too, I guess :)