Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday 1 August 1280, Late Afternoon (Looseleaf)

Duran carefully examines the paper before trying to remove it. It seems to be pinched between two skeletal finger bones. Only the tips of the bones are intact, and the ends of the phalanges leading to what would have been the rest of the hand seem blackened and burned. Duran also notices scattered ash and burned bone fragments behind the sepulcher which weren't noticeable before from the doorway.

Gaven examines the room to determine if there are any defects, wondering why this room is cleaner than the others. Oloc, still beaming after discovering the large gem, helps Gaven investigate the chamber.

The cleric and the mage find no defects of any sort; if anything, the room looks "perfect" if such could be said about a tomb, apart from the ash and bone behind the sepulcher.

Looking at the name and dates engraved on the sepulcher, Gaven has a vague recollection from his studies of an Abbot Michael, but off the top of his head he cannot recall why the Abbot Michael he read about was celebrated, or if that Michael could be the Abbot buried here.

Meanwhile, Duran gives the parchment a first once-over. It is unburned, despite the state of the hand that held it. As far as the fighter can tell, the parchment is perfectly normal, torn like the piece found in the first burial chamber. It has writing on it that looks similar to that which the party found before as well.

Duran then shows the parchment to the others. Oloc and Gaven again immediately recognize the text as part of the same prayer for the dead found on the earlier fragment.


OOC: Actions?

Time: 16:45
Current Torch Expires:17:10


  1. Duran - Fighter

    Duran gives the parchment to Gaven for keeping.

    OOC: If Duran does not see anything else of note he will be ready to move out.

  2. Oloc - Mage

    Oloc scratches his head as he considers the parchment. "It is only speculation, but I think perhaps someone of great evil tried to read this prayer and was duly punished." He then looks to Gaven for his thoughts.

    The Mage looks about the chamber. "This place appears untouched by the evil presence. Perhaps perhaps Abbot Michael was a great man, indeed."

    ooc: Oloc will look for secret doors before suggesting the party moves out - perhaps to the cooridor heading north (northeast corner of map)?

  3. Gaven - cleric

    "I wonder if this prayer has some importance as to what is happening here. I also wonder if this hand was affected by the same holy fire that flared when I pulled the lever upstairs, though how it would make it so far into the chamber is puzzling. There are no burn marks in the room, so it doesn't seem something was attacked here. Let us keep investigating."

    OOC: NE corridor sounds good

  4. Duran - Fighter

    OOC: NE is good for me too.