Seekers of knowledge, enter humbly, and welcome. Seekers of power, enter forcibly and perish.
East of Shikotsu Lake, near the banks of the Willis River, lies a vast stone temple seemingly untouched by time. Compared to other structures built in the time of the Maji
, this building is in remarkable repair.
On the outside of the structure are 5 stone obelisks arranged in a half circle around the entrance. As I approached the building I had the distinct impression of being watched. The positioning of the obelisks did seem to evoke the idea of them 'watching' the entrance. The obelisks are likely part of some trap, so my apprehension about them was probably entirely warranted.
The entryway to this vast temple was a solidly constructed stone door. It had a rather mundane-looking keyhole and a brass knocker, molded to look like the head of a Spiricoot with glasses, holding the ring of the knocker in its mouth. Adorable!
Over the doorway is an inscription in Orgenic
. Its translation: "Seekers of knowledge, enter humbly, and welcome. Seekers of power, enter forcibly and perish.” A warning of traps, no doubt, and possibly a clue to gaining entry. Based on this inscription I have decided to call this ruin the Temple of Knowledge.
I did not attempt the door on this visit, but plan to come back with a larger escort to assist with traps and other dangers. The allure of the secrets inside is simply too great! What treasure, knowledge, or Majimonsters have lain inside untouched for centuries. Perhaps the world will soon know...