The inscriptions were an image and some letters. The image was a round circle with a band going along it's equator. The inscription read "U S O S K O M O D O K ? R ? S ? ? 1"
The bard attempted to fireball the place after no more clues where found.
A click echoes through the chamber and before the spell goes off, an antimagic field covers the area, preventing any further magic to be cast.
They note three things; the red liquid functioned as before, so it was not magical.
The chamber didn't begin to heat up, the cold was not magical, nor was any of the lights and other humming and machinery in the room.
The golem the artificer had repurposed after finding it in some ancient relic place, also continued to function. As did the two other automatons upstairs. They were also not magical.
The artificer is probably now scared of their own golem.
That's why you don't steal ancient golems from random places, you never know what they are made of.
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