Urvel made his way to the upper part of the Shrine, and started to cast his special spell.


He put his hand on the altar.

I waited and wondered what I would see.

At first, nothing happened.

Then, suddenly, the altar started to shake. Something was happening.


As Urvel continued his chanting, a light started to emanate from the altar.


Slowly the glow spread out from the altar, covering the stairs and spreading outward.


His voice grew louder, and the light continued to flow outward.


The glow streamed from the altar like fresh water down a stream.

The strange aura of evil that had permeated the room earlier seemed to disappear.


The flow of light now took on the sound of a waterfall, washing away the evil that had taken over this place.


The flow of light was now up to Urvel's waist.

The evil that lived here was washing away.  


As quickly as it started, the spell began to fade. His spell had done it's work, and the Shrine of the Dead was now clean.


Urvel came down from the altar, weak, tired, but obviously happy with his work.

"That was a beautiful sight, Urvel." I said, complementing him. "That was truly worth the trip down here."

"I thank you for your kindness." he replied. "Now, may we please return to the surface?"

"I think now would be a good time to do just that." I said.


Satisfied with a job well-done, we both headed back the way we came, heading for the Temple basement and the way out of the sewers.


We reported back to Gavas Drin, and told him of our adventure, and that our mission was a success.

"Interesting." he said. "You've performed your duty well, Eldorf the Wise. The goddess is very pleased."

He walked over to a table and picked up a spear, handing it to me.

"Take this Blessed Spear as a gift from the Lady Almalexia. It is good that you have been of service to our Lady."


I thanked him for the gift, then turned to leave.

As I was about to leave, I turned to say a farewell to Urvel and thank him again for doing such a good job, in spite of his fears.

"I'm just glad it's all over, and I can now return to normal duties again." he said.


For me, however, the day was not over.

I had knowledge of where the Black Dart Gang was hiding out, and had made a promise to a lonely widow to do something about this dangerous group of killers.

I returned to the Temple's basement and the trapdoor that would lead back to the sewers, determined to end their reign of terror.









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