My name is Daniel Carson and I'm posting this here in hopes someone will find my father before something happens.
My father was always a strange man. He used to be an archaeologist, one of the best. But when I was ten, he came back from an expedition and suddenly told us he was quitting his archaeological endeavors. I used to ask him why and he always said, "Because I want to see you grow up," But I knew better. My father disappeared last year, without a trace. I asked my mother if she knew anything, but she said no. She had told me I could go through my father's things in the attic. Well, there was nothing there but his dusty old Expedition Journal. I'd go through it later.
Journal of Andrew Carson Edit
Entry 1 Edit
My name is Andrew Carson. Me and my crew are archaeologists. We are searching the area that used to be the center of Mesopotamia, where the Euphrates forks. We are hoping to find some kind of a castle or city.
Entry 2 Edit
No luck yet, good thing we're able to sanitize the water from the Euphrates, we might be here a while.
Entry 3 Edit
We've found something. It seems to be the top of a Ziggurat.
Entry 4 Edit
We've uncovered the top of the Ziggurat. The writing on the entrance says it is the Ziggurat of Nergal. Nergal is the Mesopotamian god of the sun... But it's at the center of their kingdom. That should be reserved for Adad the supreme power and god of the wind.
Entry 5 Edit
We've entered the Ziggurat, It is remarkably well preserved. It seems to have been built near the end of the Mesopotamian time.
Entry 6 Edit
We've arrived at the deepest point, but it seems empty underneath, like it was built over something. We'll investigate.
Entry 7 Edit
This was built over another temple! It was built over Adad's temple. But why?
Entry 8 Edit
We've explored enough, we'll get a bigger dig team to excavate. Time to return to the surface.
Entry 9 Edit
It seems one of my dig team has disappeared. He might be exploring more, if he does not return soon, i shall also call for a rescue team.
Entry 10 Edit
Another member has disappeared. I'm starting to grow concerned.
Entry 11 Edit
The last member of my team has disappeared. I'm terrified. I might not see Daniel again....
Entry 12 Edit
I have seen him... The god of the destructive sun, of the destruction of war and plague. Nergal has chosen me. He spoke to me. He said that I shall be the one to spread word of his coming. That I shall disappear if I fail to sacrifice for him. I now know why his temple was built here. It was built to appease him. It also became a rudimentary tomb when time buried it.
Final Entry Edit
It's been years since that day. My son has grown into a fine young man. I'm going to kill myself. He can't harm me if I'm dead. Daniel, If you're reading this, I'm sorry. I'm s-