Chapter 1- Bolivia

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Entering the hut, Alex tries his best to look as respectful as possible. 'Ah, greetings, greetings, thank you for seeing me. We are an expedition sent from America to investigate the goings on here. We ran into some unpleasant soldiers and their, um, well strange masters. I understand they were here looking for something and that this might be something to do with your damaged shrine and that unusual hole in the ground back there.'
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He starts smoking from a pipe and offers you to smoke too. The he speaks:
"We have some legends about the shrine, I don't know how it can help you, but I'l tell you anyway."
A long time ago, The One Who Sleeps was sent to the Earth by the gods of the otherworld and instructed to create a temple. Once the temple was complete, she lay down inside to sleep and has never awoken. One day, when she wakes, we as her chosen people will follow her back to the otherworld.
We have a duty to tend her while she sleeps, leaving offerings at the five sacred pillows of slumber. The temple is invisible as long as the shrines exists. There is a guardian in each shrine. One of the shrines was destroyed by an army in a battle some time ago, but the guardian is still there and will attack anyone getting too close. The temple will only appear if the five shrines are destroyed. Inside each shrine, there is a stair that takes to a place of great beauty"
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Butch will sit down on the ground and watch and wait. Things might heat up soon so taking the opportunity to conserve his energy is probably best while Alex confers with the chief.
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Alex gladly accepts the pipe and takes a deep draw into his lungs. 'Thank you, thank you for your time, for your wisdom, and your hospitality he says, blowing out a great cloud of smoke.

'The One Who Sleeps, interesting, not sure I know the name. I have so many questions, this is quite fascinating. What offerings does she desire? And these shrines, what do they look like when they're not damaged? Do your people provide the guardians? And this place of great beauty down the stairs, have you ever seen it?'


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"She doesn't ask anything, we just leave some fish and fruits once a year outside of each shrine. The legends said that the guardians are some black creatures that leave at the buttom of the stairs, but I never saw them, they don't like the sun. The shrines are simply a small building made of stone and they have the stairs inside. I was never in those place of beauty, it is only old legends."
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Jan knows better than to enter to hut from her previous experiences with natives. The hut and communal smoke (rarely tobacco) are strictly a male province.
Instead she sits with the women as they make water carriers from gourds and asks them their opinion about the shrines.
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'Thank you, thank you, that's very helpful. And the temple is not visible, but do you know where it us supposed to be located? Actually, one moment...' Alex goes to get the map, looking to see if the chief can show him where the temple and shrines are, and if there's anything else on the map he can identify.
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Crowley:

Crowley politely hobbles about the village, being careful not to intrude on anyone's privacy but looking about to see if there is anything strange or unexpected about.
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June figures Jan knows more about what to do in this situation, and goes with her.
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Butch continues to wait outside the tent for Alex to finish speaking with the chief.
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Harry also waits outside, smoking a cigarette.
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Alex ushers Crowley in with the map to show it to the chief, He tries his best to fill Crowley in on any words he doesn't recognise in Portugese, as they continue to converse in a mangled hybrid of Spanish and Portugese.
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Crowley:

Crowley pulls out the map to show the elders.
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Crowley:
He seems a bit confused with the concept of the map. But after a while, he seems to understand and points you where the shrines are.

Jan:
The women gives you some delicacies: spiders cooked and some unknow fruits.
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'And where would the temple be, if it was visible?' asks Alex.
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CON roll:3

Jan smiles her thanks and tucks into the spiders and fruit with obvious relish.
“These are actually very tasty; a bit like crab, I’d say.” She says to June.
“Here, have some of this fruit at least or they might get offended.”
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Con Roll 40.


June takes some of the fruit - she gingerly bites into a spider and manages not to be sick. She keeps eating - smiling her thanks - though she sticks mostly to the fruit.
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Harry is happy to try the fruit, but he passes on the spiders.
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Crowley:

Crowley asks, "What is the burnt area and the steps leading down into the ground?" He points in the direction of said steps.

OOC:   If Crowley's Spanish isn't up to it, he might get Alex to translate.  
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Alex and Crowley:
The chief points to the middle of the map.
"It should be in the middle. But until all the shrines are destroyed, the temple won't appear. Of course the guardians will be angry, if you do that."

OOC: Crowley has 33% in spanish, it's good to make a conversation, and Alex knows portuguese, so it is ok too.


The others:
The fruits (they are similar to grapes but bigger) are juicy and tasty.
The spider is crunchy.
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