-YOU HAVE NOT BEEN DEEMED WORTHY TO ENTER.-
"Oh, I haven't heard THAT before!" Max said. He glanced about, looking for the source. It seemed to thunder everywhere about them. Near him, Roland carefully drew one of his pistols from its holster. "Why don't you come out and tell me I can't enter to my face?"
"Dude, don't PISS HIM OFF!" Brendan shouted, hands clenched into white-knuckled fists.
-ENTRY IS FORBIDDEN TO ALL BUT THE GIRL.- The gemstone on the golden statue flashed, and it moved, like unthawing, turning about on its pedestal and raising its claws. -YOU WILL LEAVE OR MEET YOUR DEMISE.-