Piker Silentall allows the words of the opening lines of 'Hemlock Grove' to breach his lips. His skin crawls as the echoes of his voice curdle like sweet milk left in the sun in the darkened chamber of Kas the Betrayer. All of the stories, are they destined to be true then? He glances up at the Blackbird beside him.
"Do you think these places truly exist? The riches and lore held within them are great, but so is the darkness and evil."
(OOC: Successful Action Piker, please add 0:05 min to Perform - Song Skill and to your Charisma Ability Focus Times.)
Piker strides down the length of the room to see if there is anything else of note within the room. He continues until reaching the southern most wall where he is confronted with a choice. A simple wooden door stands closed on his right, headed West. And a wooden portcullis is drawn closed to the South. Neither looks to be too strong, or foreboding.
Glancing about the room, Blackbird notices another tapestry that's already fallen. Wondering if it's a compliment to the one Ptomlek is nabbing, he rummages through the piled cloth. Moving the cloth from side to side, he completely misses the corner of a large wooden chest being revealed, then concealed once again. The tapestry is back in the same general position it began, and Blackbird is none the wiser.
(OOC: Failed Action Blackbird, please add 0:15 min to Search Skill and to your Intelligence Ability Focus Times. Your Search skill has never been honed, and as a result, you'll continue to fail specific searches until reaching Skill Rank 1.)
After searching through the worn tapestry, he turns to follow Piker further south. Once at his side, Blackbird examines the wooden portcullis closed in front of him. To their surprise they are soon joined by Morcant Gunnar, looking positively pleased with himself regardless. A notebook in his hand indicates he was jotting notes about the map they located, and must have gotten distracted.