You gear up and head west. The westward corridor turns inward upon itself...as you turn the last curve in the spiral, the corridor widens and Grimma's lantern illuminates a chamber (#43)
. A thing stands in the center of the room, perhaps once a human but now strangely eroded into a mix of flesh and ashes, as if it had been halfway burned through at some point and yet lived on. A cloud of ash surrounds it, but its eyes glint clearly through the darkness, burning with a red and evil light. There are three man-sized demons in the room as well, their faces marked with a smear of ashes in the shape of eight outward-pointing arrows. Behind this array of supernatural foes, you can see the broken and toppled statue of a bearded man holding a sphere. Where the statue has broken open, you can see the glint of gold and jewels.Oberon
feels the pull from his sword very strongly now, and has a sudden compulsion to attack the ash demon.
You all recognize the creature as the one you fought (briefly) before, just after setting off the chest alarm trap.Actions?