I walk down the stone steps my feet echoing loudly. I’m greeted by a sudden chill and it’s not just the temperature. The damp, green floor stones give off a strange glow. All I hear is my own heartbeat. “Hello?” Hm, no holy men in robes to show me around.
To my right is a wall with a closed wooden door, but the room opens up to my left. As I step in that direction I hear some shuffling from around the corner. I decide to investigate.
On my way I nearly trip over some rubble. Goddamn it! Whoops, just swore on holy ground. Pretty sure I’m going to hell for that.
Get it? Bwhaha-
Oh look a chest! Why there is a large closed treasure chest like container on the floor in the middle of some rubble near the steps to the upper Cathedral is beyond me. Maybe there are some tools in here I could use since I left mine apparently back from wherever the hell I came from. My inventory is empty. Literally.
I bend down and open it up. It creaks open revealing… nothing!
As I ponder the mystery of the chest I hear- moaning? It’s just from around the corner. Maybe it’s a priest with that lost child boy prince.
What too soon?
Just as I step forward to call the priests attention he walks around the corner towards me. And by walk I mean lurch. And by priest I mean weird ugly as hell naked guy. And oh what dafuq is that!
It’s a weird abomination of some sorts. He -it- gets right in my face and ugh, I can smell his breath. Looks like he had some of that weird urine water.
I don’t even know what happened next I just lost it. I went to town on the thing and lash out again and again striking the monster in his face several times before he screams and falls to the ground in pieces.
I stand there for a moment shocked. What was that? Where did it come from? And most importantly- what’s the goddamn deal with this empty chest in the middle of this hallway?
In my stunned state I walk in circles a bit until I find myself staring at a half wall with vertical bars almost like a jail cell. And staring right back is a small creature with big ears holding a spear. Behind him casually walks a human with no clothes, no skin- just the bones! Yes he moves and holds a sword and a shield and grins wickedly at me. Ahh!
Well, I aint dealin with no monster problem. This isn’t what I signed up for. I’m outta here.
I run back towards the steps looking behind me the entire way. They don’t seem to follow. Good. I head back up to town for some answers.