A lattice of silvery-white metal, artfully crafted in the shape of a spiderweb, arcs low over a sarcophagus of black marble polished to a high sheen. The lattice stands moored in the floor on marble posts, and atop it stands a sculpture of a spider, as big as a cat and made of the same metal. It crouches above the chest of the entombed, and from its mandibles, it dangles a thin gold chain through the lattice, at the end of which hangs a red gem as thick as a thumb.

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