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Private Time to Relocate, to find a new fate

Discussion in 'Anywhere Else' started by Fritsle, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Fritsle
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    And so it begins
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    These caves were deeper than most humans would go in the alps caves, but not so deep a human couldn’t come here. Then again, getting here was a process that was so dubious, it was no surprise no human had come here. Luckily, no one here was exactly entirely human. This went for both sides of the parties that were soon to meet. The supernatural meeting between he who’s always been in the cave and they who visit him from outside was about to take place… but there was some walking to do first.


    The ground was pitch black, the environment almost entirely lightless. Even walking around in these caves was a challenge because of it. Unless you had your own light guiding the way, steps had to be made carefully to prevent walking into jagged rocks. The majority of the cave was boring, but as they got closer to their target, things would slowly get more magical.


    The first sign of there being so much magic were the bats. Sleeping balls of fluff and leather rested by the cave’s ceiling, a soft glow emanating from under their wings. When one of the bats would open their wings, it would show a beautiful patterns of softly glowing colours. These bats had become magical due to the overabundant energies deeper in the cave. Their presence caused a soft blue outline to shin ein patterns against the ceiling, and created just enough light for that same outline to appear on the rocks in the environment. The outline of the rocks created a sight before one that looked like it was taken straight from a cyberpunk drawing, of various small glowing outlines against a velvet black backdrop of darkness.


    The light deeper in the cave was stronger. At first, the scout’s footsteps was met with nothing but hard ground, but eventually, they would find the ground moving with their feet. No longer just stone or hardened dirt, but softened ground. As they stepped further, they would find that the softened ground was even mushy, and eventually, one of their footsteps would cause small speckles of glowing light under their feet. This glowing light would ripple and move outwards over the ground and walls, magically charged plants releasing their energy in a soft glow.


    The rippling was just the beginning. Deeper in the cave, the air was positively thrumming with energy. The scouts were barraged with a sense of colours and light. Leaves and mushroom adorned the cave’s walls, their glow lighting up the interior and causing even the scout’s bodies to light up with various pastel lights and colours. This life was nourished on pure magic alone, and as a flower sprouted, it opened up to reveal a butterfly, glowing orange. The butterfly flapped its wings and flew by before dispersing into sheer magical energy it was made of.


    The cave around them seemed to almost shift due to the way life changed at a moment’s notice. The mana coalesced into willow-like leaves, which had to be brushed aside to continue onward. As the leaves tickled and slid over their skin, they could feel the very essence of mana in the air, parts of the leaves once more fading into the ephemeral substance and shaping into something else. The light further in the tunnel was even brighter, lighting up parts of the cave ahead of the scouts as if the daylight shone over there.

    Yet they were certain that they were deep enough that there couldn’t actually be any daylight coming into these subterranean spaces.
     
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    Aranea took a moment to just stand there, taking in this magical sight. Her flashlight sat in her pack, unneeded as the cave glowed all around them. With her skittering spindly legs and the glimmer of chitin on her body, she looked like a thing to be feared, something one might find in a dark corner of a cave. Except for her sensible jacket and the pack she was carrying - thst would make her seem less threatening, more 'human.'

    "I'm going to assume this is the disturbance," Aranea said. "Unless this is just an ordinary glow cave." She took a moment to turn towards Shul. "Is this an ordinary glow cave?"

    She may have been the senior investigative scout here, but Shul knew this area and the community around it. He wasn't just here to shadow; he was a valuable resource. He had already been a big help dealing with those dragons and leading her here.
     
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    Shul had been back home to Akt'Anir during the new years, and back then he had been accepted back to the community pretty quickly, all his old friends had been welcoming. So during this second time things had gone through pretty smoothly, though naturally Aranea had gotten some looks. The members of the community weren't aggressive or suspicious, but they could be...stubborn. So Shul had proven himself useful in acting as the bridge.
    Thankfully the clan Roch'Der member had been a lot more relaxed about Aranea when he had lead them through a side tunnel, that acted as a short cut and ended near the anomaly cave. Dug just for this mission, or so the big, muscular dragon had said. And Shul couldn't appreciate Akt'Anir's cooperation more, and honestly, he felt so proud of all of them. For dealing with this issue in a way that went according to protocol and not diving in head first guns blazing.

    Inside the cave was simply magnificent, and despite trying to maintain professional behaviour Shul couldn't help but look around in awe. But he definitely didn't touch any of the pure mana or cave walls, who knew what kind of effects they could have. And Shul kept his body partially shifted, for warmth from his fur and so he could defend himself if this place had any hostile lifeforms.
    "No, this is definitely not ordinary glow cave. I've seen plenty of those and this is...much more amazing."
    Shul said, and his eye was caught by a beautiful butterfly that soon dispersed into glimmering energy.

    "The Roch'Der clan leader said the cave changes shape abnormally, let's be careful so it doesn't make us lost. It could be sentient for all we know."
    Shul said, keeping his voice slightly more quiet than normal just for the reason of someone, or something, possibly listening. He usually didn't go on missions like this, he dealt with children and teenagers in bad situations and their struggling and sometimes aggressive parents. But it didn't mean Shul didn't feel ready for this kind of mission, his training had included missions like this as well. And this was Shul's home turf, he felt confident.
     
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    Despite the OOC notes and 'suggested' actions, you don't have to follow anything! you can just do whatever you want to do. All i'm going to say is that the grassy room is important so do make sure you end up close to it somehow.
    The cave did not seem to be shifting at the moment, but there were parts of the cave that gave them different information from their senses. Any sort of earth or the feel of wind would show there were invisible passages, or those hidden by the magically constructed plants in the area. It was difficult to step through the cave without touching any of the mystical life appearing left and right. After all, the whole ground seemed to be covered in magical spores and grass. But neither scout would be able to recognize any adverse effects from the area. Considering how equipped they were for these kinds of ventures, that probably meant this place was actually safe.

    As they continued onward, the light shone bright in the cave, and it was clearly sunlight. They saw a large, open sky ahead of them. Every other sense spoke against them though. They didn’t hear the openness of air, the echo of the cave still constant. They didn’t feel a rush of warmth, rather feeling the same air as has been in the cave this whole time.

    Yet their eyes would continue to deceive them, a room filled with sunlight. The ground was grassy and field-like, and it was like they were looking into an entirely different world from the one behind them.

    Entering the room would assail it’s entrees with a feeling of warmth and the breeze of a calm summer day. They’d feel the grass tickle and slide against their waist, regardless of how tall they actually were. They’d feel the sun shining down upon them and warming their skin. It was all… an odd feeling, as if it didn’t belong to one’s self. But the ones present in the sunny field definitely felt like they were actually there. If anyone would turn around to look at the cave from whence they came, They would see nothing but a large field of grass and trees off in the sunny distance. It was like having teleported to surface.

    OOC note: If someone starts talking while in the ‘grassy field’ room, the room will react. You can get about a short sentence in before something happens.
     
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    Aranea raised an eyebrow at her partner. "Alright, now I've gotta see your idea of an ordinary glow cave. I was pretty sure all the ones I've been to were extraordinary." Maybe they would have time for a detour after their work was done here, if the other dragons didn't mind too much.

    But speaking of extraordinary glow caves - this one was impressive. She skittered ever deeper, cautiously leading the way.

    She stopped in her tracks after a moment. Something clicked. Aranea could see plants moving around her, and she could feel them, but she couldn't feel the way they disturbed the air. She could feel air from what may have been a passageway that wasn't visible. That could mean a lot of things, but one was far more likely than any of the others: "I think we're dealing with illusions, Shul. Be careful where you step." She didn't need Shul falling off an invisible cliff.

    Aranea would make her way into the grassy field room, walking slowly and carefully in the tall grass. "This place feels different," she remarked. The illusion seemed much more potent overall, here.
     


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