The press of the trees gave way to a deep craggy depression. Mala looked down into it solemnly as she shifted the weight of her pack upon her shoulders and began making her way down the sloping moss covered rocks. She'd spent the better part of a week trekking through the forests to find this supposed relic and now that she'd found the spot the last thing she needed was to fall down an escarpment. Looking down into the basin below her she frowned. There was certainly something down there, that much was certain, but what it was she couldn't be sure.
It might be the relic people claimed it was, or it might just be a very large rock. Unfortunately there was only one way to find out, she just hoped that she'd be able to make her way back out of the depression once more. Given how steep the sides were there was some doubt in her mind as to how easily she could do that but she'd not have gotten this far if she wasn't at least willing to try. The bottom was nearly within her reach as moss and