Previously I wrote this on 's post when he asked about the connection between 's disappearance and the Valley of the Dead. Thought it's relevant as we ponder about what is saying as he contemplates his option whether to venture into the valley or not. Does he like Niord need to battle the worm in the valley?
Valley of the Dead reminds me of the Valley of the Lost, by Robert E. Howard. Did Yuri, like Reynolds, venture too deep into the Anaztek underworld only to find out about the horrors that lurk in hidden darkness? Does that explain the mutations he saw on the carved rocks which resemble the twisted and contorted formations at Luizi Crater indicating the horrors of experimentation and alchemy using dark exotic matter or chaotic matter?
Are the Anaztek relics Yuri saw warning us that the dragons or foul things in the Krakow document are similar to the horrors in the Valley of Dead? Are these foul creatures a metaphor for the devastation caused by chaotic matter? Did man or prehistoric civilisations dabble with chaotic matter and caused ancient extinctions, and somehow the Anaztek remembered it in dream states and relics?
Are the mysterious artifacts powered by chaotic matter in a magnitude much greater than any XM portals we've seen thus far? Will activating them in an effort to restore the portal network cause the world to be radiated not by XM as hoped for, but by the extremely deadly chaotic matter? Is this the connection between the artifacts, the Valley of the Dead and Helios? Dark Exotic Matter? And if the shards restored into an XM construct, will the gathering of the artifacts bring back to life another dark XM construct from the Valley of the Dead?
The Valley of the Dead could be another dark XM site similar to the rest where the presence of the N'zeer is strong. Perhaps the Anazktec fled San Saba to avoid extinction, but still end up in a powerful anomalous site where the N'zeer could ingress. Yuri's dad might have tried to detect their dial tone just as Calvin, School and did at Arecibo. He could have even experimented on Yuri as a child just like Nigel did with his family in an effort to win the cold war. Perhaps such an experiment expose Yuri to the N'zeer like Devra was (after the dial tone and vaccine) which was why he was selected for the in the first place.
If this is a N'zeer power spot, then it may be dangerous for Hank to venture into it if there are N'zeer guardians protecting the place and the trans-dimensional artifacts hidden at the anomalous site. And will these artifacts bring back N'zeer or XM entities in the form of , Calvin, , and the rest of the missing members?
The N'zeer might have a network of power spots that function as some kind of summoning address just like the Darsana signal cryptic message. Like an address. And Persepolis is perhaps the main power spot after Afghanistan.