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"Well," Daring said, "looking scary is the first line of defense for a lot of old tombs. Obviously, anyone with wings gets over the thorns easily. So, either there were no intelligent species with wings back then or that's why those thorns are there." On a sudden impulse, she screwed up her courage and decided to try something she'd never done before: needling the professor. "Y'know, with that in mind, if this place is anything like others I've seen, I can pretty much tell you what the writing on the wall says."
"Oh? Do tell."
Daring leaned back on her hind legs and haunches, and waved her forelegs like a mad prophet. "'This is the tomb of the great and terrible So-and-So! Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair! Whosoever steals the treasure will face the gods' curse, and the sky will fall on their heads, et cetera'." She stood back up and waved a hoof dismissively. "See enough of these, and you can pretty much guess what they say."

You should not have come here.
This is not a place of honor. No great deed is commemorated here. Nothing of value is here.
What is here is dangerous and repulsive.
We considered ourselves a powerful culture. We harnessed the hidden fire, and used it for our own purposes.
Then we saw the fire could burn within living things, unnoticed until it destroyed them.
And we were afraid.
We built great tombs to hold the fire for one hundred thousand years, after which it would no longer kill.
If this place is opened, the fire will not be isolated from the world, and we will have failed to protect you.
Leave this place and never come back.
The Writing on the Wall
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