I must say some of the ancient architecture in Murkmire really gives the place an otherworldly atmosphere.
An otherwise peaceful journey through the night led me to the Westwind Lighthouse, in the north of Rivenspire. Cosy place, with its own crafting stations as well.
I don’t know what it is about this place in the north of Summerset. Joined a party that wanted to find out what happened to his family here, and ended up in the murky underground and a story worthy of lovecraftian fiction.
Still, I love this place. It’s abandoned and there’s moss growing all over the place. It’s also distinctly un-Summerset like. But it is peaceful. I revisit it time and again. And if I tire of the solitude (rare but not unheard of), I can always re-join them at the campfire.
Oh. That’s where the name came from.
Strange that this appeared here too. I wonder which ancient hands carved this as a reminder of events that unfolded long ago.
The atmosphere is fantastic, and the colours – light against metal – are indescribable. This reminds me of the Isle of the Dead by Arnold Bocklin. I’m not exactly sure why. Maybe I was reminded of Giger’s version, and of this quote by Stephen King in the Wastelands.
“All is silent in the halls of the dead. All is forgotten in the stone halls of the dead, Behold the stairways which stand in darkness; behold the rooms of ruin. These are the halls of the dead where the spiders spin and the great circuits fall quiet, one by one.”
Except here, the spiders spin other things.
Traversing Alik’r’s Dunes to revisit an ancient temple – Tu’whacca’s Throne. The winds are electrified by the nearby dolmen; the land calls to me. Soon, soon; my duty calls first.
The smoke carries the smell of burnt flesh and steel. The cries turned to screams and then to silence, the only sounds the crackling of bones and tentative footsteps on broken ground.
Atop a bridge in Auridon, Daro-tarashi looks to see the sun setting on this beautiful city located in the east of Auridon. A perfect semblance of order and symmetry in these once-ancient lands makes Tarashi happy.