Thursday, April 18, 2013

A-to-Z Challenge Day 15
Omicron (Ο): Altars & Ossuaries

Entry 15 for The Lost Catacombs of Kadmos

You descend from the vertical passage and enter an octagonal room approximately 100' in diameter. surrounding you are four stone altars, and each face of the perimeter wall features a heavy iron door. Starting from the northernmost door, each door features 3 successive letters of the Greek alphabet; door 1 features the letters alpha/beta/gamma, door 2 features the letters delta/epsilon/zeta, and so on through to door 8 which features the letters chi/psi/omega.

Each of iron doors opens to reveal a 10'x10' ossuary guarded (inside) by three skeletons. Each skeleton has a sword and a shield which bears one of the letters from the iron door. On the far wall facing the entry is a small set of shelves lined with a mix of human skulls, used/dripping candles, sooty wooden incense bowls, chips of bone and clay, and small clay urns of various proportion (each of which holds some degree of ashen remains).

Continued in next entry...

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