Photon and Prism
The dust of the former living and unloving creatures is dispersed across the cavern by Photons blast though whether I has a positive effect is unknown to any but the most adept of magi.
The green blades seem to have lost a bit of their sickly parlor and the whispers of death and draining the living are reduced to a soft sibilant hissing like a vague background breeze that ruffles leaves here and there.
The writings seem symbolic as much as anything to Prism while she understands the basics of hieroglyphics and similar written languages though she lacks the contextual and cultural understanding to decipher more then the most vague of wordings much less put them into a context of actual sentences.
the golden masks give off a similar vibe to the knives in that vague unsettling way but for the most part seem to be exactly what they appear. jackal faced masks made of some combination of gold and leather with arcane glyphs on them and the smell of something long dead coming from the masks interior face.
Colin as he looks around though gets the vaguest idea that there might be something more here. the way the chamber is set up is reminiscent of something hed read about in some journal about arcane cults, specifically the Villainous agency DEMON. Something about preparing the land for a ritual and the site being 'marked' in some way.
Further research by someone more adept in such matter would be appropriate but for now the runes and glyphs remains a mystery. However he can deduce a couple things, the markings have been here for sometime perhaps as far back as a century or more. The blood and such though is recent meaning the work of the mummies if such they were is recent within the last year.
As the two look around they hear the barely audible scrabbling of small feet as Gretchen his tiny boots barely making a sound as he runs into the cavern. He looks around a few seconds in that quirky curious manner before his yellowish eyes alight on the pair. He waves at them with a pointed toothed grin as he rushes over to Colin.
"Gretchen has message from Elena, Gretchen got it here as quick as could be, Gretchen did he did."
the little goblin blurts out as he reaches into his back pouch and pulls out what looks like a handheld childs toy phone that has had various gidgets and gadgets attached to it. the little goblin whirls the dial with a pointed finger and rotates a small crank on the side, before handling the plastic red handset to Collin with a grin.
Its only at this time that Colin realizes that for some reason the earpiece he had been given from Elena has been utterly silent. Not even the vague background noise that hed become accustomed to over the last week. Perhaps too deep in the ground or something about the cavern.
Gretchens awkward looking device though works shockingly like a charm as when put to his ears he can clearly hear Elena calling his name.
"Photon you there?'" she asks the worried tone evident in her voice "Answer me please we lost contact and I haven't been able to break through whatever's interfering."
18s good enough for some basic info which well pass on here.
Then lets get you two to Hawaii to meet the team
hopefully do this without the humidity induced migraine ive been running the last week.