Hidden clues

“Would there be a chance that this is also just an illusion?” asked Melvin impatiently.

“You could step off into the vacant space and find out,” replied Jax, mumbling under his breath.

Rohlen, Yulien and Fraevon were maticulously searching for any kind of a clue within the gilded room, searching the furniture and paintings.

“I think I’ve found it,” announced Rohlen. “If you look at the floor in each of these paintings, segments of the floor is missing.”

“So exactly how does a broken, fallen floor tile appear back as if it had never been disturbed?” enquired Jax, now pondering if indeed this was indeed just an illusion.

“I would doubt they’ve ever been disturbed,” replied Yulien. “The clerics that once used this passageway would have been well versed in traversing the correct tiles.”

Rohlen returned to the doorway armed with, what he hoped, was the correct steps in order to reach the otherside of this particular obstacle. He instructed Melvin to place coins on specific tiled prior to him stepping forward, leaving them in place for he and the others to follow.

“Make sure the last person picks them up, because I’ll want them back.”

Slowly, and nervously they followed Rohlen plan, managing successfully to reach the door on the otherside.

“Tell me thief, aren’t you glad you were caught before gaining entry into this place,” asked Rohlen playfully seeing Melvin wiping the sweat from his brow.

“Indeed!” he replied. “And I’m beginning to think the dwarf had the right idea and that I’d followed him.”

“Well you’re here now, so best you check this door for any unwelcome surprises,” suggested Jax, showing no compassion for the thief’s concerns.

Copyright: authorchrisbrown 


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