Legend of League Legless by The Searcher on Flickr.
It was a terrible journey to the ancient caves, made inconvenient by their collective lack of limbs. But that is where the journal said to go, so they went. Their mistake of course was trusting the writings of a madman, or more properly expecting that madmen must be mistaken.
The cap stones were there, the massive levers and pulleys, all scratched and etched with ancient warnings in every language, known and unknown. But fortune favours the foolish, or so they told themselves, thus they pushed and pulled and turned and twisted, until they felt the tell-tale tremors.
They unleashed the unknowable upon the world, and knew it was their cataclysm to correct.
And they didn’t have long, since supper was at six.