Bad Blood Runs Black - chapter 49 part 2 of 3 by John "Basileus Ioannis"
Pana and Chawinda stepped out of the coach’s doorway to a fantastic sight. An ornate entrance guarded by several Drow warriors and priestesses stood nearby, on a gigantic dome made of solid looking grey stone. A series of flying buttresses extended from the periphery of the great dome, but they went from ground level upwards to meet towers that were tilted towards the dome. The stone towers were carved like giant Drow warriors in armor holding their arms up as if supporting the buttresses. Above the entrance, there appeared to be a cluster of large bubble windows, two larger than the rest, emitting a dim red light. The effect of the whole was to look like a stylized Brobdingnagian spider.
All around the entrance were throngs of Drow from the various clans, all awaiting their turn to enter. The foggy overcast above was well lit in various rainbow hues, with red-orange predominating. This reflected enough ligh