am certain that every one of the six inmates eventually made their way
into the catacombs beneath the Asylum in order to escape unseen.
Though many of the events that occurred directly underneath the Asylum
were obscured by the flooding, it actually was a blessing in disguise.
The water allowed me to see six distinctly different tracks.
Strangely, almost all of the inmates went separate directions. According
to the tracks, at least, I can definitively say that all of the barmies
did not escape together. They left in three different waves.
This distinction does not necessarily mean that the different "waves"
left at the same time or even together--it just means that in order from
first to last, they were the most interested in escaping.
The second "wave," which includes the Hound and the Oldest Barmy, is even more interesting. As mentioned above, the Oldest Barmy initially went with Eliath and Trolan, but then doubled back as soon as they all split up. I have tracked the Hound for some time now, so I can say with certainty that he began following the trail that I believe is Malazar's. The Hound, very suddenly and quickly, also backtracked to the original cavern underneath the Asylum. They both reached the flooded cavern at approximately the same time. Eye-witness accounts can perhaps help to explain what happened next.
By this time, the entire
Gatehouse had been alerted to the disappearances. They had already
found the tunnel in the Oldest Barmy's room and they were on their way
to the catacombs beneath to apprehend them. (Interesting side note:
Captain Morgan recalls still seeing Lawshredder in his cell and "breathing
a sigh of relief" when the other barmies were noticed missing)
Once the guards reached the flooded cavern below they saw the Oldest Barmy
looking like he had just been in a scuffle, screaming and splashing helplessly
through the water. He supposedly fought off the guards for many
minutes, always going back to one spot in the ground that he'd dig at
until attacked. The only thing he would scream was "He took
my soul," and he'd say it over and over again. Eventually,
he snapped out of it and escaped somehow managing to elude his pursuers.
He fled the same direction that the Hound went after he backtracked.