The inscription found on the gravestone outside the complex Edit
Bottomless vales and boundless floods, And chasms, and caves, and Titan woods, With forms that no man can discover For the dews that drip all over; Mountains topping evermore Into seas without a shore; Seas that restlessly aspire, Surging, unto skies of fire; Lakes that endlessly outspread Their lone waters – lone and dead,- Their still waters-still and chilly With the snows of the lolling lily. ' By the lakes that thus outspread Their lone waters, lone and dead,- Their sad waters, sad and chilly With the snows of the lolling lily,- By the mountains-near the river Mumuring lowly, murmuring ever,- By the gray woods,-by the swamp Where the toad and the newt encamp,- By the dismal tarns and pools ' Where dwell the Ghouls,- By each spot the most unholy- In each nook most melancholy,- There the traveller meets aghast Sheeted Memories of the Past- Shoruded forms that start and sigh 'As they pass the wanderer by...
(Originally from The Raven & Other Poems and Tales by Edgar Alan Poe)
The note found on the corpse in the trap room Edit
12 Karaskh, Year of Lightning Storms, 1374 DR
My scrying doesn't locate Karinda. I fear she has been lost to us.
I will remaind here, however, to figure out the workings of this room; each lever both activates and deactivates a trap. Both traps are deadly. The people who sometime in past ages made this room where clever. But I will remain, and I will solve this.