Joryn and Tharl arrives at the base of the 15 foot statue. They see the following:
To the north and south are two sets of double doors. The northern iron doors are fitted with pull rings. Embossed on front are three circles in a row, each with a crooked star in the center. From left to right, the stars have 13 points, 7 points, and 16 points. There is also an empty slot in the center of each star.
To the south the double doors are also iron door fitted with pull rings. Tharl can just barely make out the faint outline of a keyhole there as well. Perhaps it's locked...
The large statue looks familiar somehow, and Tharl recognizes the statue from the epics as Prince Targen Amaloss, also called The Wailing Prince. At the statue's base is an inscription, and they can tell by the style of the wording that it's in the Abyssal language. The acid continues to flow from Amaloss' empty eye sockets (and into the small channel leading west)... his mouth open wide in a silent wail.
OOC: Does anyone know Abyssal? Joryn's defenses are at +2 until the start of his next turn.
Meanwhile, back in the chamber...
Back in the chamber, Galad examines the small rock, smooth and round. As far as he knows, he can not find any significance, religious or otherwise. Finding takes the rock from Galad and proceeds north to the statue (#4). It is easy to switch it off as well, since Finding is so good at such things. This statue has another stone just like the one found at the other statue (#1). The statues also has a crooked star at it's base... and this one has 9 points.
Suddenly, statue's #3 and #6 explode in a shower of acid and rubble! Luckily, nobody was near enough to either one to be injured.
Right then, Vondal emerges from the pool of acid with a key and bone scroll case in hand! Dwarves are indeed hearty folk.
Tech: Took some acid damage, but also fired up Second Wind. Currently at 14 hit points. You now have a key and unopened bone scroll case.
The room fills with just the sounds of the gentle "waters" flowing.
We're going to drop out of combat timing. The small statues are all either destroyed or deactivated. You can explore more leisurely, but you cannot take a rest until the room is completed.
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