Ancient Stone Chamber
The Ancient Stone Chamber, a well known archeological curiousity built centuries before by the Ancients, is located far south in the Forest of Seclusion. It is rumored that the chamber contains Black Stones. When Jarette Domogatt became interested in the Ancient Stone Chamber she decided to hire Edan the explorer and his team to investigate the ruins. They were the first to translate the hieroglyphs.
Since then, you are required to have a permit from former princess Domogatt to be allowed anywhere near the Ancient Stone Chamber.
The chamber appears to be frozen in time. Architectural methods used to construct the ruins are far different from the buildings of the contemporary era. Robed figures turned to stone stand terrified before strange, glowing statues. They're machine like, and appear to be attacking the figures. Some of the figures have even been trapped, scrambling on the ground.
The machines are ancient defense weapons, the technology or magic of their creation is unknown at this time. The ancient defenses appear undamaged, unlike the statues of robed figures. According to an ancient book, Ancients produced the weapons to protect and preserve their relics.
Inside the chamber there are two types of murals. Some depicting the ancient prophecy, while the murals in the deepest chamber depict the Story of Edana. Out of the many murals in the Stone Chamber they have only been able to translate ten. The murals depicting the Ancient’s Prophecy appear to be more simplistic than the murals depicting the story of Edana
The Story of the Ancient's Prophecy
Mural I: A crowned man sits on a throne flanked by spires. Below, 4 robed men bow their heads in reverence before an altar.
Description from nearby scholar: "Judging by the symbol of Cron Castle displayed on the mural, the man wearing the crown is presumed to be Agris III, who funded Cron Castle. His attendant vassals are pictured bowing to him on an altar."
Mural II: A large, robed man approaches Agris on his throne. He is holding a scroll. Below them both is a stone tablet displaying the image of a black stone, as seen in the Edana murals.
Description from a nearby scholar: "Hadum, the God of Darkness, is depicted in a scroll given to King Agris III of Cron Castle by the original Immortal Alchemist. According to translations of the ancient language written below this depiction, one who is able to summon the lord of the dark will be bestowed with great power."
Mural III: A summoning stone owned exclusively by the Immortal Alchemist is placed upon the Cron Castle Altar, appears to prophesize a ritual to summon Hadum.
Description from a nearby scholar: "An altar formed of snakes, the symbol of alchemy, woven in the shape of an "8" As the Summoning Stone from the Immortal Alchemist is placed upon it, the flames of disaster ignite."
Mural IV: A castle is on fire. People are jumping from the walls. The large robed man--the Alchemist--is running away.
Description from a nearby scholar: "A burning Cron Castle, vassals jumping from the walls to escape, the Immortal Alchemist fleeing, and Agris III nowhere to be found: This fourth mural seems to have been a foretelling of the fall of Cron Castle, considering Agris III perished in the explosion.
Mural V: A brazier filled with fire. Two serpents suspend the symbol of Velia over the fire.
Description from a nearby scholar: "As the only mural that depicts what comes after the Cron Castle explosion, it foretells an event that has not yet unfolded in history. It features a severely cracked Velian symbol hanging above the fire. The engraved ancient script says, 'Black Castle. Let it end, in seclusion, Black Angels... Without anything in return, let us put all swords and shields into the fire, and sever the chains at last.'"
The Story of Edana
The murals depicting the Story of Edana are in the furthest chamber, deep underground. It was discovered by Edan’s excavation team. The murals appear to be in good shape.
Mural I: Two men stand apart, wielding swords. The man on the left is crowned in light. The man on the right emanates waves. They stand under the sun, 9 rays point down interspersed by 8 pairs of dots. The dots are stacked one on top of the other, alternating in solid and empty circles.
Etching: "Two "Edanas". A mysterious fight. Edana, the first Ancient to overcome his other self."
Mural II: Edana stands crowned in light once more. He holds a small black stone in his palm. Several people gather before him on the left, gesticulating in praise, adoration, and prayer. Edana has become holy. To his right, a cluster of strange symbols like totems. Above, the full moon shines with many rays plunging downward. Each ray ends in a black stone. A single star shines in the left corner. Two cylinder shapes containing the number "8" on top of each other. 8 cylinder, vertical line. Below a wave. Then a vertical line and an 8 cylinder.
Etching: "Heaven's revelation, the disaster and the blessing of the Black Stones. Chief Edana leads the ancient Kabuas with his great power."
Mural III: Edana sits upon a throne, crowned in light and emanating light. Two people sit on his right and left, each holding black stones. They are garbed the same. Below, an equation, again the cylinder with "8". Followed by an arrowhead, waves (like those on Edana's other self), a black stone shooting 3 rays, food, an empty container, then two waves topped by a straight line.
Etching: "The merging of the Kabuas and the Barbarians. The meaning of the Black Stone. Little children listening to stories of Edana becoming the Guardian of the Black Stones."
Mural IV: Four people mourn, the two on the left stand on a platform. Between them, 4 offerings of food. Edana, crowned in light, lies on a table buried under stones. A black stone sits right above his heart.
Etching: "Kabua sages mourn. Edana buried in Black Stones. Light disappears."
Mural V: Edana sits up on the table, holding the black stone in his palm. Light emanates from his head once more. Above left, an altar followed by waves. I'm starting to think the waves symbolize some kind of black stone power. Above right, two people prostrating.
Etching: "Edana's second life after resurrecting from death. Kabua sages stand in awe."