Serpents of Shian-Mar

Drago's Inner Thoughts

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I’m not much of one to spend a lot of time reflecting on the purpose of life or navel gazing – life on the wharf is one of survival and quick wits. Still, I’ve found myself caught up with a different sort and involved in different schemes… I’ve more gold and comfort now than I’ve had for a long time, so there’s that!

Now we’re looking at solving a riddle of all things to get what we want out of Raggus Rogulus. I have thoughts on the thing but I won’t share them with the others until I test them and know for sure…

The spires of Rogulus rise high above the waves

A reference to Rogulus Manor obviously, but also perhaps to something literally above the waves, below the castle?

Your legacy, your roots, run deep beyond my grave

Personal message to Raggus. Very specific reference to his father Reyagus Rogulus’ grave… again, a literal reference to something down in the grave opening or beneath it?

The key is simply quiet – keep on your learned tongue

This is strange… I have heard legend of secret tombs and forbidden crypts opened by the speaking of a riddle or magic phrase, but here could it be silence instead?

And a master of the art, perhaps you will become

That the Rogulus family trades in the arcane crafts is no mystery, perhaps this is the location of Reyagus’ Secret Spell?

Captain Beltrebus expects us to find this book, unlock it, and return it to him… something I highly doubt Raggus would allow. It’d probably be best I keep my thoughts to myself and look into solving this riddle on my own, lest my traveling companions catch a case of conscience and limit our options.

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