Its barely morning and the Osirion sun is already merciless today. Waves of heat float off the ground, giving the illusion that the sand underneath your feet is ocean. You stand in the middle of Sunburst Market in the ancient city of Wati. Sunburst Market exists between the Grand Mausoleum and Abadars Sanctum of Silver and Gold. Another dozen adventuring parties have gathered here today, standing in tight knit groups. The Market is alredy bustling with activity and excitement. The civilians of Wati giving the adventurers and transients a wide berth. Today is a monumental day in Osirion history, The Church of Pharasma is allowing a select number of adventurers to explore the long protected Necropolis, filled with ancient temples, forgotten crypts and secrets.
The Selection process is being orchestrated by the priestess of Pharasma, Sebti the Crocodile. She stands underneath a bleach white awning upon a raised platform. Two masked disciples stand to either side of her, each one holding a urn decorated in spirals. The Crocodile raises her hands for silence and begins her invocation to the Lady of Graves.
She then says
“Let the lottery begin! Although many of you have requested specfic sites to explore we must leave these matters to fate. The Lady of Graves is a far better judge of destiny than we of this moral sphere. The gates of the necropolis will open at sunrise tomorrow. USe this evening to prepare yourselves for the task ahead. Let these rules guide you in your endeavors in this holy place: remember how this came to pass, every slave’s hut is a memorial and honor the departed. May you go with the Lady’s blessing.”
And with that she reaches her hand into the left urn and pulls out a small stone inscribed with a familiar rune. It is the same rune your party holds, your destiny awaits.