Uncovering the Great Works

After days of hard travel through the barren desert, always avoiding the road and the patrols of Sachamet’s soldiers, you come upon the final rise. Topping a huge rolling dune of sand amidst the rocky cliffs and canyons you see a huge valley stretching as far as the eye can see. Down in the center of the valley a block of stone a thousand feed high has been dug out of the sand. You see swarms of exhausted men and women, tens of thousands easily, being forced to dig and haul sand away.
At the same time, other slaves are pulling blocks of stone as large as carts up long ramps into place on the colossal construction. The staggering size of the project is incomprehensible. There are literally miles of stone works, construction, carvings and armies of slaves. Whole tent cities have been erected to house the craftsmen, guards, slave masters and slaves.
Though there is much work yet to do you can already start to see the shape of the thing. Seeming to stare directly at you across the distance, over the heads of the oblivious men and women below, is a carved cat’s eye the size of a castle in a crudely shaped stone face…

Uncovering the Great Works

A Light in Darkness MKing MKing