Two long ramps descend from the ruined temple of Sinakad in the hills above the city. Here the damage from the looting of the temple is less pronounced, but the pressure of time is hard on the old masonry, especially as the ruins no longer protect the ramps from rain and snow. In wet seasons the central area down here can be under as much as four to six feet of water. Fortunately the ramps do keep the waters from flooding much of the rest of the understructures.
But the forces of Vivistat, God of Doom Unexplained, left something behind here – and of course no one knows why. At the time it was a head-sized onyx ovoid. But based on the scraping sounds that come from the understructures now it appears to have grown…
View original post 177 more words