Note: Although eta is the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet, it has a numerical equivalent of 8. Sigma (with a numerical equivalent of 6) breaks the numbering between epsilon (5) and zeta (7).
|The hallway starts to widen suddenly, forming a large, trapezoidal-shaped room, approximately 80' across (from the mouth of the hallway to the far wall) and 80' long at the "wide" end. Standing along the far wall are 8 statues (each about 10' tall); in front of each statue seems to be a hole in the floor. |
The granite floor of the room features a sunk relief of a sundial that either measures out two hours or ten minutes; you can't immediately tell which.
Each of the statues is dedicated to one of the gods. Each hole is approximately 6' deep and is wide enough for a large human (or small half-orc) to stand inside. Standing in the hole for 10 minutes and praying to the deity in front of the hole will bestow a blessing upon the person praying. The blessing for each hole takes 2 hours, once granted, to "recharge" (e.g., after 10 minutes of praying, it then takes 2 hours for the hole to fully recharge, then the next ten minutes of praying may begin).
Optional side-effect: Clerics (and all other clerically-classed characters including druids and paladins) choosing to pray in any of the holes will lose all of their clerical/class abilities (returning them to "0-level"), unless the deity to which they are praying is their patron deity.
Statue 1: Apollo
|This statue depicts a handsome, beardless young man holding a bow in his hand. The base of the statue labels this figure as "ΑΠΟΛΛΟ."|
Statue 2: Boreas
|This statue depicts a striding winged man, his hair and beard spiked with ice. The base of the statue labels this figure as "ΒΟΡΕΑΣ."|
Statue 3: Gaia
|This statue depicts a buxom woman reclining upon the earth surrounded by a host of carpi (infant gods of the fruits of the earth). The base of the statue labels this figure as "ΓΑΙΑ."|
Statue 4: Dionysus
|This statue depicts a bearded and robed mature male holding a fennel staff tipped with a pine cone. The base of the statue labels this figure as "ΔΙΟΝΨΣΥΣ."|
Statue 5: Erebus
|This statue depicts a bearded and robed mature male leaning against a stump, around which is curled a long snake. The base of the statue labels this figure as "ΕΡΕΒΥΣ."|
Statue 6: Selene
|This statue depicts a woman standing in a chariot bearing the symbol of a crescent moon. The base of the statue labels this figure as "ΣΕΛΕΝΕ."|
Statue 7: Zeus
|This statue depicts a bearded man holding lightning bolts in his fists, and an eagle at his feet. The base of the statue labels this figure as "ΖΕΥΣ."|
Statue 8: Hera
|This statue depicts a solemn, majestic woman holding a scepter culminating in a pomegranate. The base of the statue labels this figure as "ΗΕΡΑ."|