The Knowledge of the Elders

Feldard looked hard at the still burning remains and wrinkled his nose at the terrible smell. He coughed at the stench and smoke. Burying his mouth and nose behind his arm, he strode past its corpse to take a look at the stone case it had emerged from.

Feldard would leave the objects on the pedestal just behind him for the mage and priest to look over. “Don’t touch them until Ludo has a chance to check for traps” he warned, as the dwarf noted the humans heading towards the pedestal even as he was thinking exactly that.

Ludo carefully made his way back down the steps and passed the charred remains. “Stephan, pass some light over here .”

Stephan retrieved his fallen sword and shield and hastened to direct his lightstone where Ludo needed it. He watched as the rogue took on a cat-like caution in examining not only the objects but the pedestal itself.

Snorting, Stephan tried to rid his nostrils of the acrid burnt smell. He was eager to move on.

Hasan mused, “So, the complaint grows truer. The dead walk, even in hallowed halls. We must know more.” The elf joined the party’s careful search of the room.

tomeAfter the thorough search was complete, it was clear the only objects of interest were covered in dust on top of the pedestal behind the curtain. There was a ring and a necklace, both made of gold, on either side of a tome, no doubt The Knowledge of the Elders of which they came here to seek. The front cover of the tome was emblazoned with the Hutaakan Holy Star, the symbol of Pflarr.

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5 responses to “The Knowledge of the Elders

  1. 5:05pm, Loshdain, the 17th of Flaurmont, 1001AC
    Humid, warm

    Maruc:
    Miklos:
    Feldard: 10xp
    Hasan: 10xp
    Stephan: 10xp
    Ludo: 10xp

    TOTAL:
    Maruc: 30,860/48000
    Miklos: 30,650/40000
    Feldard: 31,245/34000
    Hasan: 30,395/32000
    Stephan: 30,375/32000
    Ludo: 30,050/40,000

  2. Hasan

    “Now we must face the dilemma. Can we trust the Hutakaa with this Knowledge? We must, for only they can act on it,” proclaimed Hasan. “But what we seek is the same, and so we should examine this ourselves first. Miklos, help me unbind this, that we may study for an hour or two in the confidence of this tomb. Dead men tell no tales,” Hasan laughed, nodding at the remnants of their opponent.

  3. Feldard

    The dwarf, while not pleased at more idleness, knew that the elf prince had a point. “I’ll keep watch up top.” And the dwarf headed back to the entrance of the tomb to keep alert watch while those with the skill, read from tomb to see if it held the knowledge they sought. The clue to why the Sons of Night were so hell-bent on finding this valley – and more importantly, how to stop them.

  4. Ludo

    Ludo shrugged his shoulders, “for what its worth, this place gives me the creeps, the presence here of Undead reinforces to me that evil is infecting the land, no wonder the Sons of Night are interested in this place, I suspect they crave the source of power that cloaks this land, the relics here will lead us to them. We had best be on our guard.

    Maruc if possible I suggest you clense this temple, the creature destroyed will return otherwise. I will wait with Feldard but do not tarry too long, twilight is upon us and we re a long way from safety.

  5. Stephan

    Stephan used his light stone to scan the walls of the crypt. He searched for anything odd about the walls. He then shined the light in the sepulcher from which the mummy had emerged.

    He looked over at Hasan and Miklos huddled over the tome. “Can you make anything out?” They ignored the ignorant question. “Any pictures?” Stephan asked with mock eagerness.

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