The Coins Edge
The Portugal Temple
After The Coins Edge was damaged in a storm, the players were forced to make landfall to make the proper repairs. They discovered that Rayleigh had marked a small village on his maps, close to their current location. They made for the village only to discover that it had been destroyed in a very similar manner to their home. They even discovered soldiers wearing the same black and tan uniforms as the ones that took Rayleigh away.
The players discovered that Rayleigh´s Compass was pointing to a location right outside of town. After a quick walk they discovered that the british soldiers had set up camp next to a small ruin surrounded by beautiful red and purple flowers. The players discovered a cave opening leading into the cliffs directly underneath the ruins. At the end of the cave was a huge metal door, built seamlessly, directly into the stone. There was evidence that the soldiers had attempted to blow open the door with gunpowder, with no luck. A quick search of the door revealed nothing save a small rectangular intendation in the door. The players discovered that the door seemed to be made of the same metal as the compass and placed it into the intendation and it opened.
Behind the door was an octagonal room of the same material as the door. The far waal seemed to be bulging and upon further inspection it looked like the edge of a huge sphere made of gold.
Spread out on the floor, making out the points of a pentagram, were columns on top of which rested globes mad of different metals. At the centre of the pentagram stood another column with a smaller one right next to it. On each column there was engraved a symbol. On top of each globe was a small hole. By prodding inside with a stick the players determined that it contained som sort of spring-loaded mechanism.
Vernus discovered that each of the globes corresponded with a celestial body and the symbols on the columns was the alchemical symbol of the metal associated with the planet the globe on top. represented.
By melting the correct metal and pouring it into the opening on top of the globes, the players managed to trigger the globes mechanism. There was the sound of tearing metal and the golden globe (representing the sun) at the end of the room, cracked open an revealed a small chamber inside.
Inside the chamber stood another globe made of the same silvery metal as the main chamber and the compass. On the globes surface was engraved a map of the known world as well as a few landmasses the players had never seen before. The were two rails mounted on the globe; on parallel to the equator and the other parallel to the meridian. Where the rails intersected was a samll, rectangular slot. The players inserted the compass into the slot, and it realigned itself to a point somewhere in africa.