(Yay! An actual lunch break.)
PAGE SEVEN – FIVE PANELS
Note: All panels are from Christopher’s point of view, face down on the stone altar. There is a blurry/double-vision effect (from the drugged liquid).
The High Priest passes the goblet to an acolyte. In the background, several flaming torches are background highlights in the gloom.
The flaming torches are now much nearer, beginning to form the walls of a firey passage. The flames give off an almost psychedelic effect due to the blurred/double-vision. The High Priest is no longer in view.
A figure is walking towards Christopher through the now fully-formed acolyte-held, flame-torch passage. It’s Marshall wearing a ceremonial robe (not quite as ornate as the High Priest’s) and a ram-horned crown. He is holding what appears to be an ancient leather tool roll-up.
Marshall has reached the edge of the altar near Chris’s head, and has placed the leather roll up on the altar between Chris’s outstretched arms, right in front of Chris’s face. Marshall is untying the leather straps to the roll-up.
Christopher tries to focus on the collection of ancient medical tools - which could be mistaken easily for instruments of torture - that are sticking out of pockets in the unfurled roll-up.