Cut into the hillside behind a circle of menhirs is the Barrow of the Flayer – a stone-reinforced barrow partially hidden by overhanging grasses from the steep hill above. The menhirs themselves give hints as to the origin of the flayer – carvings of tentacles descend from the peaks of the menhirs towards the base, ominous and seeming to reach for those who stand among the stones to examine them.
Steps lead into the two openings of the barrow – a few broad steps into the main entrance, and a series of narrow stairs up into the small natural-looking antechamber on the right. The largest chamber is the only one that sees much use these days as the “druids” of the circle outside will take shelter here from the elements. The statue at the…
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