"Good. And by the way, that creature was probably there to protect the artifact, regardless though we should get moving"
[GD and Lazarus' team continue down the corridor until they reach a dead end]
"It looks like there should be a door here but I don't see any seams or any way to open it. Wait, there's some symbols on it here"
[GD motions to one of his squadmates]
"Can you make out what it says? Maybe it'll open if you read this out"
"Yeah, it's a riddle. "Can the path be seen?" it says.
"I know this. The correct response would be observe the path and you are far from it"
[The door in front of them dissolves, revealing a stone pathway which leads into a seemingly black, lightless void. As everyone moves into the huge cavern, lights flicker on, bathing the entire room in a cool blue light, and revealing the entirety of the huge atrium that they now stand in. At the center is a huge statue of a knight standing at perpetual attention, sword at his side. In front of it, a sword stands with its tip embedded in a stone pedestal]
[GD and his squad move foreward towards the artifact, and GD quickly removes the sword from it's resting place]
"Hmph, it's a lot lighter than I thought it would be. Alright, let's get out of here befo-"
[A loud whistle interrupts him as a dozen small arrowssail towards GD. GD and his squad roll out of the way, but for one of his teammates, it's too late, as an arrow embeds itself through her chest armor, knocking her to the ground]
"Damn it! she's been hit!"
"This looks bad sir, she'll need medical attention soon or we'll lose her"
"Understood. "Blackbird this is Venom squad lead, we have the artifact and need extraction on the double!"
*Roger that, keep an eye up above, I have your signal and am on my way*
[Soon after, the glass dome above them shatters, showering everyone with glittering fragments, and revealing a whirlwind from the rotors of the VTOL up above them. Four rope harnesses drop down from the open ramp, and GD and his team secure themselves to them]
"Bring us up, and be advised that we've got wounded, so head back to HQ at best speed once we're inside"
"One more thing, I won't be needing this anymore, and if anyone asks, we were never here, understand?"