Kai’s boots thudded on the wooden steps as he approached the large door. He prepared to knock but quickly noticed that it was already cracked open. He hesitated, his heart pounding in his ears, before slowly pushing the door open.
The smell hit him first and he retched, doubling over. The dwindling sunlight from outside made the interior dark and murky, but as his eyes adjusted, he could see the source of the smell. Dozens of bodies were strewn across the wooden floor. Some had weapons in their hands, but most looked like they had been in the process of fleeing or hiding. Slash wounds and crossbow bolts marred the corpses. Dark, dried blood was splattered across the walls, the floor, and even the ceiling.
—From Messenger, an entry in the Tome of CHAOS