Wait! Don't go! If you bring me water I promise I will totally make it worth your while. Anything you desire: treasure, magic, secrets. Don't leeeeave meeeeeee....
OOC: If anybody wishes to further speak to, micturate upon, or otherwise interact with, the Mystery Creature down the well, let me know and I'll insert it into the narrative. Otherwise...
The northern spoke of the wheel leads to a large, comfortable natural cavern that takes a full turn to map and explore. The air here is dry and still. The noteworthy feature of this area is a feeling of sadness and nostalgia that seems to permeate the darkness. Dame Simonetta's lantern casts a cheery little bubble of light, but the shadows it casts have a faint feeling of regret and melancholy like the Portuguese call saudade
. There is minimal flora and fauna here: some straggly lichens and a few tired-looking bugs. If you tried to step on a cockroach, instead of scurrying away, it would probably shrug in resignation and say eh, go ahead, what's the point of it all.
There are exits to the west, north, northeast, east, and southeast.
From the distance to the south can faintly be heard the huffing and puffing, ranting and raving, of the Thing Down the Well. Something about a 'Decanter of Endless Water'
and 'the average Hobbet contains 20 liters of fluid.'
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