The Grand Stair

To imagine the Grand Stair, one must think of an endless span of twisting stairs and landings. The stairs appear to go up and down, occasionally folding back upon its length, Escher-like. At some spans the Grand Stair is a grand staircase leading through a magnificent tower, portraits of kings and queens of unknown provenance hung upon its walls, while in other spans it is a rough and darkened path of bare rock and earth. It has sections that are wallpapered and carpeted corridors lined with Doors, like an old hotel, and other sections seem to pass through high-tech factories with pulsing lights and signs writ in alien script. Still elsewhere it is a rickety wooden step in an unknown house, or a set of steps jutting from the inside of a tower, spiralling into darkness at each end. And along its length are Doors… countless Doors. These Doors are closed, and only the Wardens of the Grand Stair know the secrets to open and use them.

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The Grand Stair

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