The Grand Mithraeum, Sub Floor 1
This floor marks the separation from the Mithraeum above and the secrets that lie below. There is truth in the rumors the peasants spread. Centuries ago, Currasant Amunias Silverblade led many a crusade to fortify the elven lands, erecting defenses and rooting out ancient evils that dwelt within their boarders. While none can argue with the results, her methods left many dead and fearful. She was eventually killed my a tribe of wild elves on the Isle of Winter, her throat slit as she slept.
Amunias had very strong ties to The Grand Mithraeum. She led every charge in the name of Drugal, Bringer of Wrath. Her devotion to the Radiant Dragon Gods was absolute. As such, she collected many relics during her conquests. They were artifacts of both demon kind and the Astar Uln. She would not have doubt cast upon what she viewed as the one true religion. Those items she did not destroy, she brought back to The Grand MIthraeum for safe keeping.
The floors beneath the Mithraeum are old and vast enough that none know all their secrets. High Lamane Felencia herself largely stays away from the catacombs, other than to pay her respects to the dead lamanes entombed within. She views the secrets below as a link to a darker past of the church, though she is not so steadfast in her beliefs that she ignores what could be a potential problem.
High Lamane Cindrasal, her predecessor, struck a deal with Tyrnill Sylences, a gifted mage who studied at The Hall of Seven Stars. The wizard was tasked with the cataloging and protection of that which lay beneath the Mithraeum. Felencia continues this, allowing Tyrnill carte blanche in regards to the under temple. While the High Lamane does not necessarily care for them, she realizes their necessity.
This floor is the wizard’s domain, shared only with their servant. They are one of the few that may safely pass through the large stone doors, and as such, have a key to open them. Keys can also be found on the persons of High Lamane Felencia, Curramane Verix, Drugal, Bringer of Wrath, and Eimrag the Joyful. If anyone else touches the doors, it triggers Tyrnill’s alarm spell. The wizard is not predisposed to ask questions before they deal with any perceived threat to their domain.
This stairwell goes the The Grand Mithraeum, 1st floor.
Two tapestries hang upon the wall in the main hallway, facing each other. The one on the west wall depicts Eimrag, while the one on the east depicts Drugal. The eastern one conceals a long forgotten secret door. A DC 18 perception check locates it. It is not locked.
This is a small study, once frequented by Asyra Asilon. There are various candle stubs that could be used to light the room. The blood stain on the floor is long dried and no hints exist of it’s origin. There is a book of fables of the Astar Uln laid on the desk. Inside of it is a single piece of paper, detailed in The Journal of Asyra Asilon.
These are the quarters of Tyrnill Sylences, the enigmatic mage employed by the Grand Mithraeum. It contains some books and documents, but nothing of note. There is a 70% (Dice Roll: 38) chance Tyrnill will be in this room at any given time.
The door to this room is locked. A DC 15 check is required to open it. It is considered to be Tyrnill Sylences’s private study. Those that gain entry see something quite different.
There is an alter in the room made of stone. Behind it is the statue of two twins: Druhaus and Mugan, the Astar Uln twin gods of magic. It seems the mage does not worship the gods of their fellows.
The storeroom of the Grand Mithraeum. The kegs contain ale, wine, and potable water. The sacks and boxes contain grain, apples, spices, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, rutabagas, and other storage crops. The shelves contain candles, fermented foods, oil, and other things useful for the upkeep of the temple.
These large doors are barred with a strong lock. It takes a DC 20 check to open them. That is not the only security measure they have, however. Tyrnill Sylences, has cast alarm upon the doors, as it is their most important duty to protect the catacombs below. If anyone other than Tyrnill, High Lamane Felencia, Curramane Verix, Drugal or Eimrag touch the door’s handle, the alarm spell triggers. It emits the sound of a ringing bell for 10 seconds within 60 ft and also pings Sylenes, letting them know there is intruders.
There is actually a second alarm spell cast on the door, unbeknownst to Tyrnill. Rezmunen, the wizard of the Sylvan Court, has secretly enchanted the door with one. There is no audible component to this spell. It simply alerts Rezmunen, who will then often use his silver mirror and bit of Tyrnill Sylences’s hair to scry upon the mage.
These stairs descend to The Grand Mithraeum, Sub Floor 2.