Relics of a Lost Age
The Sealed Door
The entryway is dominated by a massive statue of a robed humanoid. It stands ten feet in the air, the folds of its hood casting its face in dark shadow. Grasped in the statue’s left hand is a scythe, its razor sharp blade carved out of black stone.
The statue’s right arm is raised out in front of it, holding in its clutches the end of a metal chain. This chain stretches to the floor, suspending a wicked blade inches over a circular indentation, roughly eight feet wide. This circle is hewn two inches into the stone, and is decorated with lettering spiraling towards its center. The script is fine and spidery, and glows with a faint red tinge.
Twelve candles mark the edge of the circle, standing at regular intervals. All are lit, slowly burning and casting flickering shadows over the chamber, yet never seeming to burn any lower. On closer examination, you find that you can read the spidery text in the midst of the circle.