The Locked Scroll of the First Floor
Secrets locked behind secrets
Sure, take a look. None of us have been able to crack it yet. I bet it's something really important, like a message from Miyu to Avartarian.
Found somewhere on the first floor of The Comprilith
nearly a year ago, the Locked Scroll is an uncracked enigma that has already become famous across nearly all of Cathedris. In classrooms, on lunch break, while drinking in pubs, a favourite topic of conversation for many is "tell me what you think is on the scroll!".
The scrolls itself is a fairly simple, if slightly elegant, cylindrical locking scroll. It has 6 rotating tabs on it with which a code may be input, and a single gray button to the side that most think will unlock the contents when the correct code is entered.
One year ago, a team of 6 entered the Comprilith for a routine, low level excursion -- the Comprilith has countless floors, but they were intending to only explore the first one or two floors. The team was comprised of an equal mix of seasoned explorers, and junior explorers only on their 1nd or2nd trip into the tower. As far as any of them could tell, the excursion was as routine as could be; the time spent in the tower roughly equaled the passage of time outside the tower, and they returned with only one document -- the Locked Scroll.
However, the strange and unsettling part of the entire expedition is that, after exiting the tower, each member of the expedition had a different first-hand accounting of what they found. Stories varied wildly, with different locations, as well as different team organizations, in each account.
The Comprilith is a strange and often times quite difficult place to explore. Time flows differently within its walls; some believe they spend 2 days exploring, only to find themselves exiting mere minutes after they had entered in the first place -- others find the opposite. While people never find themselves exiting the tower before
they enter, extreme care must be taken in order to not vanish into the future.
This place was built eons ago, by gods that ruled over space, time, and knowledge. It's gonna get weird in there, so say your prayers and prepare yourself for the worst.