Ambient silver moonlight illuminates this vast multi-tiered crypt. Smog chokes the air and fills it with a scent reminiscent of a burning village.
To the east, a cluster of four pillars stands in the eastern wing of the room. Your ears detect the sounds of churning cogs from within them.
To the north, two statues of angels with gear-shaped halos flank an open sarcophagus on the highest tier. A tapestry stitched with the image of a helmeted skull hangs above it.
To the west, a massive armored warrior awaits you. It's armor is a bizarre mix of plates, gears, and the sharpest spikes you've ever seen.... and the heads of previous combatants impaled upon them. This armored juggernaut is the Iron Lich Necrolith, canonical collector of corpses.
Finally, a colossal mithril plate in the shape of a gear has been inlaid in the floor ahead. You can see many ghostly humanoid figures trapped underneath the gear indentation, clawing at their "ceiling" in an attempt to get out... and they are succeeding. Is is then that you realize they not ghosts... but LICHES.
OOC: Imagine your church on Sunday morning... but all the pews are filled with liches. An entire congregation of them. THAT is what's emerging through the gear shape in the floor. And they are coming for YOU. You suspect you have about 1 round before they emerge.
The final battle has begun, but where is that Iron Lich? Check out the Vitals tab for updated maps. You have won initiative.
I give you until Tuesday night to post. The reason for so much time is that: 1) Weekends are considered 1 day, 2) There's a HUGE go-live next week Monday for me and I won't have time.