The Temple of the Siswa


“Naught but coffers that way” Feldard took note that the rogue wasn’t already at work picking at the locks of the coffers – which likely meant he’d not had the chance to check this way.

Feldard was curious as to what was within the coffers of course. A curtained room off the main entranceway no place to keep a treasury and so he was baffled as to what would be contained within. Relics perhaps, but while treasure and looting might be appealing, they were here to deal with the Rahib, so the dwarf stepped back out of the small room into the entry and moved along the hall to the west (left) towards the large chamber beyond.

The priest was relieved to be away from the weight of the axe. He didn’t like the oppressive feeling of the whole area. He glanced behind the curtain after the dwarf. “Those might contain old religious items from the time before this place was desecrated. We had similar such caskets for the keeping of artifacts in my cloister.” The thought brought Maruc back the the day when he had fled. He hadn’t checked if any of the artifacts had survived the blaze, he silently berrated himself. But what was done was done. It was too late now.

The mage stepped in passed the cleric and ran his hands across the rough stonework ensuring that there were no concealed exits. Satisfied that there were none he skirted the Temple Atrium secretly marvelling at the workmanship untill he came to the next passageway.

The hallway opened up into a large diamond-shaped chamber. An arched hallway in the north corner of the room lead out of the room. Overhead, the ceiling opened into a great dome filled with stalactites. The walls were covered with fresco paintings of the natural beauties of the world. A broad platform juts from the center of the room. A 15-foot tall statue of Ilsundal sits on the platform with his legs crossed. There is an altar in front of the statue’s knees.



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4 responses to “The Temple of the Siswa

  1. Maruc (Clr 4)

    Maruc paused in front of the statue, from what he could remember during his polythesitic training Ilsundal was an Elven immortal devoted to the protection of her race. What she wasn’t was evil but Maruc recalled that there was no love lost between her and the human race. Still, it was encoraging that the statue had not been visibly desocrated. Maruc held his hand toward the statue consentrated to see if some mark of unseen evil had sullied it.

    “If I understand aright Mistress Seath,” Maruc said turning to the elf, “countless elves owe their lives to Ilsundal the Protector? Doubtless she would be most displeased to see her Temple in this state. Let us hope she does not take vengence on the Siswa controlled by the Rahib.”

    if no desocration has occured Maruc will add…

    “If the Rahib had destroyed this statue she might have done something about him personally perhaps?”

    if the statue has been desocrated Maruc will add…

    “Ilsundal’s sight must have been blinded here, be wary everyone the Rahib has access to great power and knows no fear…”

  2. Miklos (Mu 3)

    The mage scanned the rest of the room before turning his attention to the northern corridor. He built in his mind a mental image of the other side of the temple. These structures always follow a certain symetry, it was dwarf-crafted after all. He waited the the priest to finish.

  3. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    The dwarf glanced over towards the statue from the hallway for the briefest of moments. Elven deities were not what he was looking for so he moved quickly into the room towards the arched doorway to the north, as the Halavist priest approached the dias where the statue sat.
    “I’d be more concerned should the diety find us at fault for the temples desecration. Remember Rahasia’s warning of the temples guardian. Lets keep moving.”
    It was at this time that Feldard took note of the stalactites on the dome. That was odd. While it was possible that the stalactites could be a natural formation, slowly growing year after year following the construction of the temple, Feldard doubted this given the quality of the engineering he’d seen thus far. No, there was something more to their presence than that. But what? He peered upward.

  4. Saeth:
    Maruc: 10xp +10xp
    Miklos: 10xp +10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp +10xp
    Feldard: 10xp +10xp +10xp
    Saeth: 6945/8000
    Maruc: 7045/12000
    Miklos: 7060/10000
    Nicolai: 6575/9600
    Feldard: 7040/8800

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