The odious smell of the king wafted down the hall. His voice reminded Clara of every rejection and loss her family suffered. She moved to close the door. Her dread heightened as the Cardinal's gaze settled on her as he and the king walked past.
The weathered and uneven, dull grey bricks are found in crumbling ruins. The material of the brick is not gold, silver, or precious gem. Instead, it looks to be mottled feldspar with a mix of grey basalt
A fine mist filled the air. A staircase carved from the stone twisted down onto the floor of the cavern. A crystal in the ceiling cast light down on the floor. Grass, trees, and life flourished down here.