Bitriarch's Vault

The vault was built hundreds of years ago by the famous dwarven engineer Bitriarch, who was a servant of the White Queen. Bitriarch was commissioned by the Queen to build the vault to house a weapon so powerful that even she feared to use it. A portal leading to Bitriarch’s Vault is located on the Glacier of the White Worm. In order to open the portal, the Moonstaff of Skeyva is required to be held before it on the night of a new moon. Count Bereg Loroth led an expedition of cultists into the portal and they have not been heard from since (likely because they got the translation wrong on how to use the Moonstaff). Norr Bennings was forced to go on the expedition with them. The heroes first entered the portal while fleeing from the dragon Moonshadow and ended up in an icy elemental realm (again because the Moonstaff was used incorrectly). Later the party came across an old journal written by Bitriarch that once translated gave them proper instructions on how to use the Moonstaff. The adventurers entered the portal a second time and this time found that the vault was located in the dragon’s lair of the White Queen (which had been usurped by Moonshadow) in a cave of ice high atop the glacier. After defeating the dragon and solving the riddle the heroes opened the vault. Moonshadow claimed that he heard a voice coming from the vault but inside the heroes only found some tapestries and the weapon. The weapon is an ancient device that somehow is able to realign the moon to produce solar eclipses. After the heroes inadvertently triggered an eclipse they left the vault in a hurry via a portal produced by the Star Sextant.
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The inscription in dwarvish reads, “I run all day but never tire.” The answer to the riddle being water. The element of water is composed of one Oxygen (O) atom and two Hydrogen (H) atoms. The clocks on the wall rotate so that the roman numeral one’s look like "H"’s. Oxygen has 8 electrons- 2 on an inner ring and 6 on an outer ring. Hydrogen has 1 proton and 1 electron. The “11” on the clocks corresponds to this concept because they have one black dot on it and one red dot on it. The correct combination to the vault is to set the dial on the inner ring to “2”, the dial on the outer ring to “6”, turn the left clock 90 degrees clockwise, turn the right clock 90 degrees counter-clockwise and wait until 11 o’clock.

First Appearance: Level 8 (mentioned only)
Appearances: Level 8 (mentioned only), Level 17 (mentioned only), Level 18 (mentioned only), Level 19

Bitriarch's Vault

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