Cliff Stairs

In ancient times, when the magmer were not yet strong and tough as they are now and the mountains were still shaping them, there were ancient magmer who were trying to get the red moss from the walls of the cliff. This ancient and weak race was unable to climb the cliffs up and down all day. This let them to build something they called "stairs".
— Notes by an unknown historian.
Nobody knows when the stairs were built, but it is very clear that they were destroyed long before the 300s, since that is the oldest documented found of the 15 big marble plates that were found meters deep within the cliff...


The stairs were built from even marble plates, all of which were about 3-4 meters diagonally, but of very different shapes. How they got into the rock is unknown, but there are multiple theories.
One suggests that there might have been a connection from each of the plates to the top of the cliff.
Another one says that they would have to be molten onto the rock.
Again others say that it must have been the mountains themselves, who wanted to help the evolving magmer race when it was yet evolving.
Nobody knows for sure, though.


When the stairs were discovered in the early 300s, there was a great scientific discovery connected to it: The cliffs are in fact moving!
The mountains are constantly shaping the world, pushing the land further and further over the Hot Sea. This discovery led to a rush of people digging into the cliff, hoping to find remnants of old civilizations before the magmer.

Long before the year 300
Alternative Names
Ancient Stairs, Marble Stairs
Architectural Element, Entrance / Entryway
Parent Location
The Cliffs
Marvelous. These marble plates are so smooth. How are they supposed to be made by a weak race? You would need really, really tafrur hands to make a plate so smooth.

I was studying the compounds of the marble. Something is off. Where is the ash? Where are the swirls by the tof?
— Oktur, a modern day geologist
tafrur rock-like, meaning very hard, but also very smooth
tof fire, flowing lava; warmth, kindness; see more here

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19 Jul, 2018 11:05

Did they find any ancient civilization? :O   Intriguing cliffhanger!

19 Jul, 2018 12:08


19 Jul, 2018 12:03

Oktur suggests the plates are still intact - what remains of them? Also, was it the movement of the cliffs that destroyed the stairs?

19 Jul, 2018 12:08

The marble plates are still mostly intact, just a few cracks here and there (think of the Kolosseum in Rome). And the stairs were indeed supposedly "destroyed", or rather "swallowed", by the moving cliffs.

19 Jul, 2018 13:34

For some reason I'm picturing a marble version of the Giant's Causeway. Short article, but full of imagery and intrigue.

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Benjamin Andula
19 Jul, 2018 13:40

Oktur's quote is pretty interesting, as it adds depth to this strange structure. The moving cliffs also intricate me, as it means basically that they are one of the main source of earthquakes.

"Nothing great has been accomplished in the world without passion" -- G.W.F. Hegel
19 Jul, 2018 13:59

While, yes, quakes are a common byproduct of the eruptions of the fire ring, the magmer barely notice, if at all. The magmer are really fit into the region, and as such their bodies are able to catch most of the impact of an earthquake without them noticing anything.

Journeyman RwbyMoon
Benjamin Andula
19 Jul, 2018 14:09

Okay ^^

"Nothing great has been accomplished in the world without passion" -- G.W.F. Hegel