It looks like a regular bathing pool. A muffled technological humming suggests that some ancient mechanical system filters the water to keep it clean. Its presence here suggests a purpose of ritual ablution before the penitent can endure the trials that lay before them.
Hollow and Auspicious doff their outer layers, and toss them to the other side, before taking a quick swim to the other side. Sparkler and Ossie, after making sure Hollow and Auspicious arise unharmed from the water, do the same.
"High within the central chamber," Hollow answers as he pats himself dry. "But from the maps Kukulcan provided, aerial defense systems prohibit anyone or thing from approaching from above. Otherwise we'd have just gone around all of this.">>757201
A chase begins as you dart down side road after side road, pursuing the mysterious scrabbling with all your speed, but somehow, it seems to elude you with each new turn. Until, at the very last, with a great exertion, you catch up to its source, and–!
There's… nothing there. Just an empty road, and your allies trailing behind you. It is as they at last catch up that you realize something quite important… the scrabbling was coming from below.
With a sudden grating of stone against stone, the flagstones below, and around, and behind, and ahead – start to lift up, casting shadows as they rise upwards. Below them, hidden by the shadows cast… you cannot see much of it, but what you can see are very thin, thin hands.
Innumerable, and variable in their counts of fingers, the hands scrabble at the underside of the flagstones, like how one might entice a cat to draw near.
Dripping from the hands– is a stew of the murky cosmic ooze.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OugWZVULIu8
Without a second thought, Droplet and Colobok turn, jumping for the window-ledges of the warehouses to get some air on the hands.
Very slowly and carefully do the hands closest to you approach, carefully remaining under the cover of their flagstones, but still, their free fingers point to you, and slime approacheth, as the slime is able to move even in the sunlight.
[2d10+1]>>757197>>757198>>757199Perhaps they are going to immolate my image as an offering, or make an offering in full view of it… maybe this is a ritual they remember, but I do not, following my destruction by the invaders… I am quite interested to see where this goes…
The shades set the statue down in the middle of the festival, and start to put fruits and drinks and other foods before it as offerings.Quite what one might expect, so far…
the beggar-god notes.
"It looks like they're really doing their own thing at this point," Little Miss Sunshine says. "You guys want to stick around?"
"There's still much to do, but…" Chiu notes, mulling it over. "I'm not opposed to whiling the day away here. What do you all feel like?"Roll #1 9, 3 + 1 = 13
/ Roll #2 10, 5 + 1 = 16