Beyond the Material Plane
Jericho Sarhadeus was the former practitioner of Sparseshadow, until his untimely death within the burial chambers of Sigmund Artizar. His regular duty as practitioner of Sparseshadow was to gain real-world experience by helping the citizens of this town with his arcane knowledge.
Discovery of the Tomb
Jericho’s first journal entry suggests that he discovered the tomb within days of becoming mage practitioner of Sparseshadow:
“I detect here, in this spot, arcane magic that I have never felt before. I feel compelled to explore this area. What strange magic may be below my feet?”
On top of the burial site, Jericho constructed his manor, and warded the area from being detected by other magic users. Over a few years, he continued to explore the chambers beneath his house, and also contracted goblins to construct a labyrinth to protect from any intruders. Here, beneath his manor, Jericho spent hours studying the significance of the chambers, eventually concluding that each room was a metaphor for significant parts of Sigmund Artizar’s life:
“Each room seems to have a statue of a different god. The first chamber, Sahanine, the goddess of trickery and illusions. I labeled this the “trap room”. The second chamber, Corellon, goddess of spring, beauty, and the arts. I labeled this the “song room”. The third chamber, Asmodeus, god of the nine hells, tyranny and domination; the commander of devils. I labeled this the “sacrificial room”. The fourth chamber, Pelor, the god of sun, summer and keeper of time. I labeled this the “time room”. The fifth chamber, Vecna, evil god of the undead and necromancy. I labeled this the “dead room”.
Jericho was able to access the final chamber, but seemed to have collapsed and died of his wounds after walking back into the “dead room”. But before he died, Jericho was able to observe the elaborate panels decorating the final chamber:
“…this…right here… will be one of the greatest discoveries of our time. Every man dies, but not every man lives. Sigmund Artizar will live forever—his legacy etched on the walls of these chambers”. —the last journal entry of Jericho Sarhadeus
It was later revealed that Jericho was referring to the possible origin story of The White Tower; an ancient, inaccessible monolith by Lochwater Lake.