The priestess in blue smiled kindly at Hugh, a smile that was filled with wisdom. She touched Hugh's cheek with her hand, and they were surprisingly soft. "Irimara knows all things, dear Hugh. Robeline you and your friend may proceed to the inner chambers." With that, the priestess turned away from Hugh and walked away, heading the direction from which she came.
Looking to Hugh, Robeline could see the sunlight filtering in from the entrance. His white hair seemed to be aglow in the light. Her gaze was gentle, yet full of remorse as she looked at him. Rising to her feet, Robeline made a small comment, "The Goddess never ceases to amaze me. Come Hugh, follow me deeper into this temple." With that, Robeline set off, heading straight along the tiled floor. The tiles in the floor were actually a large picture, the mosaic tiles were skillfully inlaid into the floor. Looking at it from ground level, one could not immediately tell what the image was of. What if one focused long enough, they could see the sea within the picture. Her bone breast-plate made little noise, which seemed to fill the hall as she moved due to the eerie silence. As she proceeded along the hall, the room began to open up gradually, the walls eventually disappeared and columns replaced them; allowing snippets of what lay beyond to be seen. There were walled gardens, growing with vines, small rooms with sundials, and so forth.
Finally Robeline approached the inner chamber room. Here, a large statue of a woman stood, holding a vase that emptied water into the small streams that ran along the walls. Robeline stopped as she looked up at the statue. "This is the statue of our Goddess. She holds the vase to symbolize the life that she pours forth into the world." After a long pause, Robeline looked about the room and saw many people kneeling before the statue of Irimara, praying to her, silently whispering in their own tongues. She saw a group of people praying before the statue. Her eyes scanned them until she saw someone that didn't seem to quite fit...That was their guide.
"There Hugh, that man is a guide. Let's go talk to him."