Interesting thought about the great pirmaid. There is the idea that it was some sort of power generation system. Which has left me with the question of
Where was the control room?
And now they are talking about finding a big empty space above the grand gallery.
If it is the missing control room then there should be a connecting passageway starting not too far from the front door.
But haven't we already looked for hidden doors and passages all along the way there ?
Mostly just thinking out loud here,
But if anyone reading this knows anything or has any thoughts on this...
*#Note: the events in this post happen somewhat before the events in Regel's post Wanderer returns. #*
"Zatar, Yo, Z, are you down here ?" Qwerty calls looking around. "He said that, that new project of his was down here, ' just a bit past the Vaults of Time. ' "
"Well, there's the Vaults of Time. Now, which way along this creepy dark coridoor to reach 'just a bit past' ?"
Poundfoolish couldn't believe it. What luck. Someone Zatar knew looking for the Wabe. Shifting into his evil clown form, Poundfoolish sent streams of cotton candy cocoon and the unsuspecting zeta.
Just as he was finished wrapping up his prey and stuffing him into a forgotten broom closet Poundfoolish felt a wave of arcane energy surging through the Keep of the Mighty Pen.
Energy specifically tuned to drive out evil clowns. How ? How, can this be ?
How can anyone even know he is here? He'd been so careful.
Quickly shifting to his new form, the false Qwerty slammed the closet door and placed Wards to protect the cotton candy cocoon.
Now, to find the source of this unexpected attack...
*#cut to Regel's post: Wanderer returns #*
One of the noteable counter arguments to the idea of a precursor high tech civilisation is the lack of secondary evidence.
There is primary evidence, all the buildings made from huge blocks of stone. But where is the rest of it ?
The pot shards, and art work, tombs and trash ?
Did they burn their dead ?
Were they super eco-friendly?
Is this lost civilisation being actively hidden ? And if so, why ? And by whom?
Noting that Snypiuer's yelling sounds a bit like screams of terror, Zatar finishes his Saurian brandy and heads out the door. "What's his problem, anyway. It's just a clown suit."
"Maybe he's afraid of clowns" Qwerty said shimmering into existence next to Zatar.
"*Sigh*" "Could be, I guess. Easy enough to check." And with a snap of his fingers and a flick of magic the clown suit is transformed into a more normal outfit.
Zatar and Qwerty continue down the hallway listening to see if the screaming stops.
#*Note: See my post: on Nerfs and Gribbles, for related events.*#
Snypiuer notices the clown suit appear on him and he begins to panic. Is he NOT performing the ancient, arcane “Banishment of Evil, Invisible Clowns” ritual correctly!? He WAS properly nekkid and he WAS waving his arms wildly above his head as he ran around setting wards - yet, HOW had one of his most vile enemies been able to, not only, by-pass those wards, but somehow ENGULFED him!
Snypiuer begins screaming in abject terror as he waves his arms even more wildly above his head as he, frantically, runs faster in an attempt to make the magic ritual work!