This stairway is likely leading to a burial chamber, as in grounded pyramids Kitera queens are entombed near the top. The increasing presence of electrite in the architecture is not only for functional purposes, but also for ritualistic purposes, as it was considered a holy substance.
Oh yeah, I had my squid download a bunch of stuff about ancient Kitera ruins earlier. Maybe that'll be useful!
Maybe, but I like to imagine my own expertise'd be more useful than random facts grabbed off the internet.
The cultural significance of electrite dates back to an ancient Kiteran ancestor race that lived on the surface and worshipped the suns. After losing most of their territory to the Glydros, these Proto-Kiteras moved underground, mourning their separation from their solar deities. When they discovered Electrite, the Kiteras called it Sunstone, believing it to be pieces of a third sun that exists at the heart of Rhiotara.
Okay, that passage's ripped straight from a paper I wrote. You could've just asked me!
Besides, I'll bet your squid doesn't realize that there's an electrical trap embedded in the wall just a few feet ahead of us.
Hey Lymia, wanna show your blob friend why I had you come along with me on this trip?
I was under the impression you wanted me to come with you just because I'm your bestest friend ever, but okay~
Alright everyone, just make sure to stay behind me!
Yeah, that's what I'm talking about!
Woahhh... that's a fancy looking box!
It's levitating without any magic! Electrite is sooo cool!
Yep, here we are. If me n' my colleagues here on Rhiotara aren't mistaken, this should be Queen Seralda VI's tomb. They kept the sarcophagus floating off the ground like that so that the queen's soul wouldn't sink into the earth. And of course, since they thought electricity was a gift from the sun, they figured running a constant current through the sarcophagus was the best way to glorify their holy ruler.
Ohhh, so they needed to build it out of something that conducts electricity! That must be why it's a sarcoppergus!
...anyway, we all oughtta keep our eyes out for any other traps just in case, though I'm pretty sure Lymia and Kite have things covered on that front.
I can't believe I walked into the middle of an electric cat mummy adventure!