Blood of Rome
Fane of Darkness
The Fane of lies halfway between Dis and the Eternal City. Those searching for the Fane must navigate a maze of tunnels in complete darkness, deep below the earth. The simple tarnished bronze door to the Fane is obscured by a curtain camouflaged to resemble the surrounding rock. Upon entering the temple, the hazy glow of a single lamp hides in a niche in the wall whilst myrrh and aloe incense, and the faint hint of blood sweetens the air
The temple proper is divided into two areas, representing the two kingdoms of Egypt over which once ruled. Upon entering, the acolyte finds herself within the Outer Sanctum, where stone walls depict scenes from Lower Egypt: duck hunting amidst the papyrus reeds of the Nile, sly crocodiles lying in wait; herds of chained and shackled slaves marched to execution; Set the Triumphant dismembering Osiris’s corpse.
Double doors lead from the outer sanctum into a short hall with another set of doors at its end. The inner sanctum’s walls are lined with heavy cloth of black oily wool, which muffles all sound. Behind the cloth lies further dedicated to Set but they are older than the ones in the outer sanctum. The floor is scattered with sand, and the only light comes from a dimly glowing brazier of coals kept burning before the looming , upon which incense is tossed, and blood poured in libation. An altar is situated against one wall, before which the human members of the Cult of Set worship on snake skin mats. The pedestal of the human sized slab contains a moat to collect offerings to Typhon-Set.