The tomb of the dead kings can only be reached through the Tunnel of HORROR! Party goers and guests, spooks and ghost must survive the tunnel before finding themselves at a rickety wooden elevator that enjoys creaking, groaning, wheezing, rattling, shaking and sometimes even swinging as it lowers guests. The short ride downward is mostly in the dark.
As the lift touches stone once again, guests find themselves in a circular stone chamber with only one enormously carved opening into the tomb The entrance is guarded by two very yellowed, old skeletons who have forgone their usual trappings to don crooked but dapper bow-ties. The vision might be amusing if the two of them didn't snap their teeth hungrily, giggle and whisper to themselves.
Steps inward reveal what once must have been a magnificent royal-family tomb. Lit shoddily with a collection of teetering torches and barely-held together bronze torchière filled with black candles, guests find themselves at the whim of the light. Perhaps an errant spirit or two enjoys toying with guests, as the flames randomly flicker out to plunge unsuspecting guests in the dark. The years, however, have not been kind to the structures within. The stone ossuaries that litter the floor echo of what may have once been neatly carved rows but some of them have crumbled, leaving bones scattering the floor. They can be heard occasionally crunching under feet.
Some of the stone ossuaries still had decayed remains upon them, undisturbed. Their gold, gems, crowns and most of the silks already plundered, clothing and flesh lost to dust. Even their names were worn away. In the middle of these skeletal remains, the ossuaries that were no longer the final resting place of any bodies--food, games and drinks were laid out; forcing guests to have to mingle with the dead to get a bite.
When spine-freezing sound effects and music by means magical is not being bounced around the cavern, it is the guests own voices most of the time being bounced back to them. But the cavern tends to do very odd things with speech, returning it in sibilant hisses or high-pitched snippets. The cavern's ceiling, too far up to be seen by eyes or light must be rounded. At least, that is what one may tell themselves to comfort.
Shot in the Dark
Every time you hear someone scream (alive or dead), you must chug your drink in hand. The winner of this game gets to play Try-And-Remain-Upright later. Or possibly a new liver.
On a table ringed with tall bronze torchieres is a large, shining black box. A square hole has been cut on one size that perfectly accommodates any size hand. A small plaque above the box reads: Mystery box. Place your hand inside and guess what you touch for a trick or treat. A Skeleton in a bow-tie stands nearby to provide the trick-or-treat to anyone willing to play and win. What is inside the box is always changing.
Madame Milly sits at one of the raised stone grave markers, dimly lit. Her eyes are black as night, her spine twisted and hunched. Her skin wizened, wrinkled, with a set of frowning jowls and hairy warts. Beside her at her hand rests a pack of tarot and the other, a crystal ball. She will tell you your fortune...for a price. [NPC - Interract or take over Milly as you see fit, unless someone volunteers to take her place/NPC her for us.]
Rolls of off-white linen crowd one stone table. Here, a skeleton stands herky-jerky with bow-tie behind it and a sign: "How fast can you wrap?" The game is best suited for four: two to wrap and two volunteers to be wrapped. The Skeleton awards whomever can wrap their volunteer up the fastest with either a trick or a treat. It's rumored this game is much more entertaining three-sheets to the wind.
Pumpkin Toss Pumpkins ranging in surprisingly huge, middling and very tiny have been lined along one area of the cavern; holes carved near the top and sides in each. The insides of the pumpkins glow eerily. Beside the pumpkins is a waiting zombie who seems utterly uninterested in flesh. All he wants to do is hand out the plush bean-bags shaped like torn and bloody limbs for party-goers to toss into the pumpkins. The name of the game is to try and toss a felt-torn limb into the pumpkin. Prizes for those who can actually toss the limbs into the tiniest of pumpkins include a life-sized stuffed replica of the zombie handing out bean-bags. Your very own undead unicorn with the bodies of mimes dangling from its horn, or a delicate miniature pumpkin carved from Imperial Topaz.
Glass bottles filled with candy corn are lined up neatly along the floor, cushioned on a dusty, moth-eaten rug. Beside the bottles are two ghouls. One ghoul holds a strange looking orange and black stripped hat. The striped hat fits upon the head, but a tiny gourd at the very end of it hands nearly down to the hips of most average sized people. The object of this game is to don the hat, and without using any other part of the body but your head--to knock down as many of the bottles in less than a minute.
On what appears to have once been some sort of stone altar dedicated to long-gone ancestors, a magnificently malevolent spread of food and drink waits. Party-goers may self-serve themselves with bone china plates and ghastly chalices. The table itself is decorated with edibles to look like spiders, roaches, chocolate rats, marshmallow miniature skeletons. All of them are disturbingly life-like. There is the usual standard drinking fare as well; RhyDin and Earth native ales, wines, bottles of water. But all of the food is creepily themed.
Witches Brew Lime sherbet, lime concentrate mixed with lemon lime soda.
Vampire floats - Hawaiian punch and vanilla ice cream in mason jars. A black straw dangling a set of false vampire fangs are free.
You are allowed to NPC any Halloween spook/ghost/ghoul/skeleton that adds to the atmosphere.
You are allowed to interact with the setting, PC's and NPC's anyway you see fit short of destroying it. That's it. Those are the only rules.
Well, other than I want you to have as much fun as possible rule.
Mood & Writing help:
What guests might faintly hear in the TOMB! when music isn't playing
Music 1 [Youtube playlist and sfx for those who do not have/do not want to download Spotify]
Music 2 [Link that opens the GR Spotify Halloween Playlist. You will need to have or install Spotify to listen to it.]
Any and all who participate will be given a small token of GR's appreciation in the form of a token that appears beneath your signature here at GR.
WARNING: SOUND EFFECTS IN THE CHAT ROOM WILL BE USED BY THE ADMIN & VOLUNTEER NPCS/PC'S