The Dragon Shrine

Dyson's Dodecahedron

The Dragon Shrine (300 dpi promotional, no commercial license)
The Dragon Shrine (300 dpi promo – no commercial license)

Seeming to have climbed out of the ghost dunes, the namesake of the Dragon Shrine is more accurately described as the upper torso, shoulders, head and arms of a massive troglodyte assembled from massive stone blocks. Stone tiers and rows of parallel columns lead up to the idol’s chest where a copper door covered in a deep green patina allows access to the interior of the beast to those who know the command word to open it.

The Dragon Shrine (1200 dpi)
The Dragon Shrine (1200 dpi)

In the idol’s left hand is a large bowl. Depending on the season, this bowl can be found filled with evaporating stagnant water, crusty residue of dried algae, or rarely with wood for a great fire (or the ashes from the fire). While the shrine is usually alone in the dunes, there’s a 1 in 6 chance that…

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