Merfolk's Lullaby

An Ancient Mystery

An Ancient Mystery

An Ancient Mystery, by Dimitri of the Silver Blade.

When most people talk about the Ancients that used to live around here, they always act like they were so... high and mighty. Wise, mysterious, all of that. I dunno. Sometimes I think they could be properly nasty, just like everyone else. Especially when it came to protecting their really special treasures... Well, their vault was no match for us, not even with all its tricks and traps. We looted the lot, and believe me, this isn't your usual pile of treasure! There was a huge pile of bones atop the hoard, for one thing. Who knows, maybe Madame Olivia and her Weird Sisters will pay us for them. I'm more interested in that great big chest locked up in my cabin. It's got a face, which weeps constantly, but so long as it's valuable I'll live with wet feet...

Merfolk's Lullaby