The Hidden Heart of the Hidden Temple (Sun)
You find yourself in what your Adventurer sense tells you is the exact center of the temple.
Your Adventurer sense also allows you to notice a big door set in the north wall. The door is decorated with a carved sun.
There's also a small spiral staircase leading downward in one corner of the room. Oh, and the hallway you came in through. That's also still a thing.
|Go through the door|
You go through the sun door and find yourself in a chamber that was obviously built to house the stone calendar that now lies in a shattered ruin on the floor. Guess somebody wasn't a fan of time. You pick through the bits and find a cool-looking fragment to take home as a souvenir.
|You acquire an item: ancient calendar fragment|
|Go down the stairs|
Without the Nostril of the Serpent in inventory:
You head down the stairs.
With the Nostril of the Serpent in inventory:
As you head down the stairs, the Nostril of the Serpent begins to vibrate and glow. When you reach the bottom, it leaps out of your hands and floats to the center of the room, where it clicks into place in a metal framework above a strange altar.
If Nostril has been previously expended:
You head down the stairs into the control room.
|Go back the way you came|
You head back down the hallway you came in, but you apparently don't follow in your own footsteps precisely enough, because you step on a pressure plate. A grinding sound ensues, followed by hundreds of whoosh sounds as countless poisoned darts begin to fly at you from countless tiny holes in the hallway's walls.
Rather than trying to count something I've already described as countless, you instead dance, hop, and leap your way down the hallway, managing to avoid all of the darts.
Well, not quite all of them. As you walk away from the temple, full of swagger and pride, you notice the butt of a dart sticking out of the butt of your body. You pull out the dart, but not before the poison takes hold...
|You acquire an effect: Somewhat Poisoned|
(duration: 5 Adventures)
Occurs at The Hidden Temple.