After realizing that Ardbert’s body may be possessed by an Ascian, Y’shtola decides the next course of action should be to play Tomb Raider.
Even Almet is nice enough to tell me there’s a battle involved when we go inside. “We don’t know what dangers await, but make sure you set aside enough time to view the cutscenes because something will definitely attack us.”
That something was revealed as soon as we walked into the room. It was the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen since “Deadpool” in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Of course, leave it up to the La-Hee Sisters to take an item off a pedestal, only proving they’ve never seen literally any movie or media including tombs (The Mummy, Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones, Lego Indiana Jones).
Grabbing the stone owl set off the tomb’s ancient security system that included the premium add-on service of “Ugliest Hippogryph Guardian”.
This creature came from the same school of Medieval English that Urianger graduated from. Basically, it told me that instead having a cool power like breathing fire or turning people to stone, it had the ability to trap their soul into cool Tarot cards.
Honestly, these were pretty sweet looking cards. I almost asked this creature if I could keep them instead in exchange for letting me know why I’m even here.
Unfortunately, I had to play some mini-games to help free my companions of their cool card-portraits.
The more you free, the more will assist you during the inevitable battle to beat the ugly into this creature, and there’s no way we could possibly make it uglier.
After defeating the creature, it transports you back so you can place the owl where it belongs and open the door. Honestly, Y’shtola could have blasted the door open and saved everyone the trouble.
After discovering the coffin, the group sees a painting on the back wall.
For some reason, this made my character relive the horrible ending of Amaurot and recall Emet-Selch’s dying request. I was so caught up in my feelings about the end of 5.0 that I was not paying attention to anything Y’shtola was saying.
She apologized for ramblings on and I came out of this mission not exactly knowing why we went in there in the first place. If someone can explain this to me, I’d appreciate it.