Temple of the Blood Moon

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The Temple of the Blood Moon became available during ranger and paladin spell updates in December 2020. The release event for these updates involved an Arkati battle between Amasalen and the trio of Zelia, Andelas, and Aeia.

Temple Grounds

[Town Square, Southwest]
This corner of the square seems somewhat subdued. Townsfolk pass through on their way to the shops, the bazaar, or the main well at the center of the square. Others hurry past, anxious to get home or go on about their business. You also see a chaotic crimson portal, a polished green steel lantern mounted on a wooden post, a wood-sided shop and a cobblestone walkway leading up to a wrought iron gate.
Obvious paths: north, northeast, east, south, west
[Forest Path]
A path freshly torn through the dry, brittle underbrush of the surrounding winter-bare forest empties out into this modest clearing, marked by scuffed up tufts of dead grass and soil. To the east, the clearing narrows in a way that almost looks intentional, though the flanking trees are so laden with twisted vines and the path so strewn with natural debris that it is hard to tell. You also see a chaotic crimson portal.
Obvious paths: east
[Forest Path]
A dusting of gravel mixes with the leaves and twigs strewn across the faint path, and the dead-limbed trees on either side arch up, silent sentinels guarding the surroundings. The only sound is that of the winter winds through the trees.
Obvious paths: northeast, west
[Temple, Grounds]
While the northwest side of the path begins to clear into more cultivated grounds, the outer arch of the path is flanked by wild forest, dense with underbrush and heavy vines. In the distance, a shadowed structure rises against the sky.
Obvious paths: northeast, southwest, northwest
[Temple, Exterior]
The outer walls of the temple are craggy with age and weathering, though the true extent of the disrepair is difficult to judge beneath the cover of vines clinging to the stonework. A soft, white glow flickers along the vines from time to time, pale arcs of energy that briefly banish the darkness before fading once more.
Obvious paths: southwest
>look vine
The vines are studded with softly luminscent roses.

>look on vine
On the cover of vines:
Clothing [1]: a luminescent silvery white rose
Total items: 1

>get rose
After finding just the right rose, you bring it to your nose and deeply inhale its fragrance.

>sniff my rose
Cupping the blossom of the rose in the cradle of your hands, you bring the flower to your face and inhale deeply of its intense and heady fragrance.

>wear my rose
You tuck the stem of your rose behind your ear, making certain that it is snug and secure.
[Temple, Courtyard]
The pathway empties into a modest courtyard set before the looming presence of an ancient temple. Energy flashes along the stonework at irregular intervals, thin arcs of crimson webbing from the western half of the temple, while white sparks race from the eastern half. They meet in the middle with a loud crackling and the heavy scent of ozone.
Obvious paths: north, southeast, west
[Temple, Courtyard Statue]
In the shadow of the temple stands a massive stone statue, largely intact though its dark color and minor defects mark its advancing age. Crackling energy echoes throughout the courtyard, giving the night a foreboding presence.
Obvious paths: east, southwest
>look statue
A trio of figures stand back to back, forming a triangle as they face outward, heads all crowned with long, wildly billowing hair.  Each has a crescent moon etched upon her brow, and while their ages vary, the depiction seems to be of the same woman.  One holds aloft in her hand a dark, silver orb, tarnished and hazy, the second raises a rough, crimson-stained orb skyward, and the third figure cradles in one hand a fiery-hued orb and a pewter-hued ovoid mass in the other.
[Temple, Grounds]
Leaves and branches mingle with gravel and bones along the path, making silent travel nearly impossible. To the northeast, a strange figure rises against the dark silhouette of a temple, its figures too dim and shadowed to be identifiable.
Obvious paths: northeast, northwest
[Temple, Exterior]
Part of the side wall of the temple has collapsed and taken a large section of the roof with it. Vines cling to the remaining stonework, some left unmoored and reaching, while a ruddy, crimson glow pulses from beneath and around them.
Obvious paths: southeast
>look vine
The vines are studded with softly glowing roses.

>look on vine
On the vines:
Clothing [1]: a glowing dark crimson rose
Total items: 1

>get rose
After finding just the right rose, you bring it to your nose and deeply inhale its fragrance.
[Temple, Entrance]
There are no windows to speak of in the temple's outer walls, only a blank stone countenance to greet visitors that arrive at its wooden doors. Spindly vines cling where they can to the craggy stones, some of which seem newly scarred with claw-like gashes, as thin arcs of energy snap out of the structure and into the cold air.
Obvious paths: southeast, south
[Temple, Vestibule]
Darkness reigns in this narrow vestibule as torches hang on the facing wall unlit, and very little light seeps in from deeper along the halls. There is illumination enough to see the scattering of desiccated leaves and broken twigs that have found their way into the crevice at the base of the walls, along with tiny bones of indeterminable origin. The faintest glow rises from a forked glass channel laid into the stonework floor, bleeding ruddy crimson as it trails northwest and soft white to the northeast. You also see a pair of massive decrepit wooden doors.
Obvious exits: northeast, northwest
>look channel
Originating from a point below the temple floor, threads of energy rise beneath the glass, twin strands -- one of crimson and the other silvery white -- that coil upon each other until splaying in opposite directions.  The sanguine strand of energy flows northwestward through the channel, while the silvery white travels to the northeast.

>look wall
Etched into the wall are the remains of a scene distorted by age and ruin, with little left to indicate its origin or its meaning.  All lingering of what was once undoubtly a massive pictorial can be traced from low on the wall via a diverging set of three lines.  They travel upward, splayed like claws and broken by missing bits of stone, toward circular inlays only distinguishable by their varying sizes and the chips of pigment that yet cling to the stone in shades of crimson, copper, and silvery white.
[Temple, Path of Blood]
Stone detritus is littered in haphazard piles, obviously having once been a part of the ceiling that lies now cracked open to the sky. Vines and snaking brambles have wormed their way in, sinking hooks into the crevices and cracks in the stonework to support themselves as they crawl deeper into the temple. Underfoot, a wan crimson glow pulses steadily, streams of energy discernible in the flow as the channel trails ever toward its destination.
Obvious paths: northeast, southeast, northwest
[Temple, Path of Blood]
Crimson washes the walls in a haze of dark luminescence that makes mockery of the vines clinging to the stone, throwing distorted shadows onto the ceiling as it rises from the glass channel laid into the stone flooring. Arcs of blood red energy flicker and surge as they rush forward, and the air is heavy with ozone and thrums with a bone-deep vibration that causes the surrounding stone to tremble.
Obvious exits: southeast, northwest
>look channel
Chaotic energy in violently lashing currents pours through the channel, throwing off a dark, sanguine glow.
[Crucible of Blood]
This chamber echoes with the hum of discordant energies, conveyed underfoot through the glass channel and to the writhing crimson orb cradled in a shallow depression in the floor. Its surface is glassy, appearing smooth, though its contents are restless, always shifting and whorling and churning, unceasing as it absorbs the steady feed of energy delivered by the glass channel. You also see a mystical font of crimson energy.
Obvious exits: southeast
>look energy
Ripples of writhing crimson energy erupt from the air itself, flowing upward into a cresting font like water from a fountain.

>get energy
As your hand passes into the font of crimson energy, you feel a brief tingling across your skin, and an unfamiliar weight settles in your palm.

>glance
You glance down to see a hammered silver trefoil set within a disc of glossy fel in your right hand and nothing in your left hand.
[Temple, Path of Mysteries]
The diverging hallways truncate in a semi-circular chamber, with a curved rear wall and a corridor that stretches forward into a chamber filled with warm, golden light. A shallow reservoir imbedded in the stonework floor receives incoming currents of crimson and silvery white energies, which clash as they converge, and a pair of narrower glass channels feed outward to the walls where they climb. The air wavers as the comingling energies condense into copper arcs that surge through the wall-inlaid channels.
Obvious exits: north, southeast, southwest
>look reservoir
Clashing energies of crimson and silvery white swirl and mix in this shallow, glass-domed reservoir before streaking into a pair of glass channels in rays of coppery luminescence.

>look channel
Thin tendrils of coppery luminescence streak through the channel beneath the glass.
[Chamber of Mysteries]
Washing the chamber in golden light, coppery energy courses through twin glass channels inlaid in the stonework, breaking right and left at the end of the passage. The energy feeds into orbs nestled into depressions centered on the walls -- with a tempestuous orb of fiery hues on one side and an irregularly shaped mass on the other, more ovoid in shape. Light seeps from the fiery orb, while the dark mass absorbs the energy it's fed, swallowing illumination and shedding none of its own. You also see a mystical font of golden energy.
Obvious exits: south
>look energy
Ripples of glittering, dark golden energy erupt from the air itself, flowing upward into a cresting font like water from a fountain.
[Temple, Path of Light]
Nearly the whole of the ceiling has collapsed in this section of the hallway, leaving shattered stone debris scattered in fragments both large and small over the immediate area. In the cracks between the piles of rubble and from beneath the thick coating of dust, a thin thread of silvery white illumination flickers within a glass channel inlaid into the stonework of the floor. It's barely enough to light the way forward.
Obvious paths: northeast, southwest, northwest
[Temple, Path of Light]
Heavy gouges score the walls on either side of the hall, leaving ragged gashes and craters where chunks of stone have been torn away. Judging purely by the coloration and lack of mossy growth, many of these wounds are recent, and their carnage remains exactly where it fell. Pale light from the glass channel in the floor pulses insistently, flashing off bits of glossy material imbedded into the stone walls and discarded among the rubble.
Obvious exits: northeast, southwest
>look material
This glossy material seems organic in nature, like part of a broken talon or carapace.
[Crucible of Light]
This chamber vibrates with a lulling thrum of energy, conveyed underfoot through the glass channel and to a rippling silver white orb cradled in a shallow depression in the floor. Its surface is glassy, appearing smooth, though its contents swirl in pearlescent jets and eddies that never still or rest as they are steadily fed by the currents of energy conveyed by the glass channel. You also see a mystical font of white energy.
Obvious exits: southwest
>look energy
Ripples of incandescent white energy erupt from the air itself, flowing upward into a cresting font like water from a fountain.

>get energy
As your hand passes into the font of white energy, you feel a brief tingling across your skin, and an unfamiliar weight settles in your palm.

>glance
You glance down to see nothing in your right hand and a hammered silver trefoil set within a disc of pale mistwood in your left hand.

Items

  • a hammered silver trefoil set within a disc of glossy fel
  • a hammered silver trefoil set within a disc of pale mistwood
  • a hammered silver trefoil set within a disc of ashen modwir
  • a luminescent silvery white rose
  • a glowing dark crimson rose

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