This location is in process of being explored, more will be added as more is uncovered.
Name: Temple of Gusi
Conventional Long Form Name: Itus’ Temple of Protection at Gusi
Location: Outside Kokand approximately 70 miles to the southeast.
Purpose: Temple to the god Itus
Condition: Currently abandoned for more then 1000 years,
Surrounding Places of Note: Town of Gusi
General Appearance: The area is one of desolation and disuse. The temple itself is made out of stone not native to the area. The legends say originally it was white marble, but now it is made from the same hard desert stone found in the deep desert. Statues and engravings cover the entire remnants of the temple, at least the portions that have not been swallowed by the sand and rock.
Maps and images of the Temple (coming soon):
Originally believed to belong to the Atterwas family, this temple was from one of the original holdings. It served Itus, the god of protection and faith and the Atterwas family were devoted to it.
At some point in time though, a thousand years ago, something dark came to the temple. The white marble became more like sandstone, the earth around the temple turned from rich, fertile soil to the sand from the deep desert, and it began to spread out. The Night of Glass came, leaving the entire area devastated. Signs of fighting were left, but no bodies.
It is said this is what made the remainder of the Atterwas family go back to Kokand and try and hide in Castle Shard, which would fall within the same year.
The upper temple is the original Temple to Itus. The remnants of Itus are desecrated, horns, skulls and blood everywhere. The temple was originally made of white marble, but almost none of that is remaining.
The walls are either local granite, believed to be Dunatis attempting to protect the area or a red sandstone that seems to represent Nephthys who appears to either be trying to take over the temple or wrap herself around the temple to stop something inside.
Above the dais and the seating area are words written in Elven, Primordial and Infernal.
“The Devourer will be the infernal prince again for the third and last time… so many evils shall be committed by the means of The Mockery, the Infernal Prince, that almost the entire world shall be found undone and desolate.”
It is unknown who the Devourer, the Mockery or the meaning of the Infernal Prince.
GENERAL BELOW GROUND DETAILS
Most corridors are approximately 10 feet wide with arches above you ending at almost 20 feet tall. The larger corridors that are 20 and 30 feet wide peak at 30 feet tall. Most walls have traces of hewn stone, but in many places red sandstone and even desert sands seems to be seeping into the walls from nowhere. The walls seem to vary from being dry to being wet depending on the room it is in.
All doors unless otherwise noted are oak, about three inches thick bound with bronze and set with a large ring on each side. All walls have sconce holders set every 20 feet, although most are not used.
The stairs are generally steep with one foot risers, meaning they are uncomfortable for shorter members and are made out of polished stone, with the occasional sandstone block.
There are no large drafts, however there are enough airways that move the air around so there is usually plenty of air. Torch smoke does not linger, and the occasional smell of the desert can be detected, along with sand that seems to be appearing from nowhere.
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