Ancient stairs wind down into this semi-covered hole where the sun never shines. At one time a descent into old tombs and crypts, it has now become the dwelling of a scavenging tribe of subhuman morlocks – descendants of the peoples who once sealed their dead away in this very hole.
Stairs descend from the surface to the base of the hole. If assumed to be directly representational illustrations of stairs, they descend some 45 feet or so from the surface. The walls of the hole at the bottom are pierced in several places by both human sized cave entrances and a number of smaller holes for the morlocks to watch for invaders.
These same stairs split on their way down – one set circling the central stone to the bottom, the other set following the wall of the hole through to several old caves cut into the stone and collapsing completely before reaching the final tomb which is about 15 feet above the bottom of the hole.
The tombs themselves are generally avoided by the residents who remain in awe of their ancestors. A few “holy folk” and those touched by the ancestors are willing to enter these places, and a few even live in the upper areas among the long-desiccated dead.
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