It rose up out of the Stone Canton last week, a massive edifice of ancient stone displacing several City blocks, towering over the buildings around it. Strange stone figures leered down from its parapets, strange and sinister creatures threatening the residents below. The walls were covered in elaborately carved bas reliefs, depicting the time-worn figures of four-legged lizard men, priests and warriors dedicated to dark gods long forgotten. There could be no mistaking the building for anything but a Sovran temple.
Now the Cartographer's Society has put out a challenge to all members of the public. If you are brave enough, daring enough, or just foolish enough to delve into the depths of the ancient temple, you will be finely rewarded for any artifacts you might return with. It will not be safe. The Sovran filled their temples with traps and secret chambers to fool the unwary, and some might still function even now, thousands of years later. And the rumour is already spreading that the criminal Rosa Nero faction is sending agents of their own in search of hidden treasure, and they will likely not take kindly to competition.
The Sovran Temple stands in a public place, unguarded and open to anyone who dares to enter. There are multiple entrances on the surface level, at least one on each of the temple's four sides. The main entrance chamber, where most characters are likely to enter, is brightly lit with spotlights. Multiple mazelike corridors wind off in all directions, lit only by the dim glow of blue fungus and the occasional Sovran light orb.
Post freely, and feel free to come and go as you please. The labyrinthine nature of the temple means that any character might encounter any other at any time, so there is no need to painstakingly follow another character's steps to catch up with them. Please do let us know what brings you to the temple. Are you seeking the Cartographer's bounties, or just out for an adventure of your own? Or did you take a wrong turn down a sidestreet and somehow end up lost in the temple?