The Archaeologist and the Ruins
January 10th, 0165AL (2021)
Brad: Not often we get to use the GS-1s.
Major Zargolf: The area around the gate is very mountainous, and it would take several hours to hike to the castle we are going to, and there is also a river to cross.
Brad: There isn't anything coming from the life signs detector, but there is an odd energy reading coming from the castle.
Laur: Interesting. Can you scan it again when we get closer, just to make sure?
Brian: If there isn't anyone here, then who built it?
Lt. Black: That is what we are here to see.
They flew over the castle while still cloaked, and received the same readings as before. There are no people around the area, and an odd energy reading from the rear of the castle.
Brad: Where should I land?
Major Zargolf: Somewhere near the end of the walkway coming from the castle.
They got out of the GS-1 and began walking up the ramp to the castle.
Lt. Black: It looks like it is in very good condition for not having anyone around.
Laur: We don't know how long it has been since someone was here, though.
Lt. Black: Good point.
They walked over a small section of the castle at the front, and Brian opened the door, which creaked.
Brian: It's dark in here.
After their eyes adjusted to the dark, high ceilinged room, lightened by only 2 small windows, they could see that the floor was covered with a thick layer of dust, and several scattered pieces of rock and wood.
Laur: Someone has been here recently.
Lt. Black: Huh?
Laur: I can see a path on the floor which doesn't have as much dust. It goes over to that door.
They walk over to the door, and open it to reveal a smaller room, much the same as the one they are in. Once they enter, however, they see an unknown language written in the rock wall on either side of the door.
Major Zargolf: I think we are going to need to get a specialized team here to check the rest of the castle out.
As Major Zargolf and Laur walked though another door to a neighboring room, Brad walked down some steps to a small room to look out the window.
There was a flash of light, and Brad found himself facing a large stone archway in another room of the castle. He look around the room, which had several window in the wall on the other side of the archway, and several doors in both halves of the room. He looked at his life signs detector, which showed that he was now in the center of the castle, and he grabbed his communicator.
Brad: Pesky odd energy reading...
He took a step out of the circular depression in the floor he was standing in, hoping that if he stepped back in, it would transport him back to where he was. However, as he stepped out into the archway, there was another flash of light.
Brad: Not again...
He looked at his life signs detector, which showed that there was someone else not too far behind him. He spun around, and pulled out his stunner.
???: You don't need the gun.
To be continued...
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