May 5, 2021

A Tomb

A mound of earth, grown over with grass. With a shovel, you could reveal the stones beneath the earth. With a pick, you could remove the stones, to find baked clay, forming another dome. Beneath this secondary dome, a trench, 2’ by 7’, filled with sand.

Within the sand is a skeleton, a bronze shortsword, 20 stone arrowheads, a bronze triple-dish cuirass, and the plumed helm of the true king of the land.

Disturbing the grave awakens the elves. They will begin hunting men beneath the moonlight once more.


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