Swimming Up The River of Madness

…but you never realize it

 

The Doclopedia#72

Guardians: The Guardian of the Eye

 

Deep in the uncharted jungles of southeast asia, carved from the living rock of a mountain, is a statue of the Great God Aggamar and set in his forehead is the All Seeing Eye of Aggamar. The jungle folk and the priests of Aggamar all believe that it is a very powerful magical item that allows Aggamar to watch over them.

In reality, the All Seeing Eye of Aggamar is a ruby the size of a bowling ball that is set in the forehead of the huge statue. Regardless of whether it has magical powers, it is worth a boatload of cash. IF you can locate the area, get there through deadly jungles, get past the jungle folk (who just happen to eat foreign human meat when they can get it), get past the fanatical priests (who never all sleep at the same time and are armed with weapons and maybe magic), get past the traps that are set up all around the statue, CLIMB the 350 foot tall statue and get the Eye…

…the Guardian will probably kill you anyway.

The Guardian is a mutant creature, part man, part reptile. It is strong, tough, quick and has a poisonous bite. It also stands 10 feet tall and has long sharp claws. It cannot be reasoned with and it will probably eat you after it kills you.

But what the heck, might as well give it a try. That ruby would sure as heck pay the bills for a long time to come.

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