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PostSubject: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:16 pm

Damian stood at the entrance to the temple, looking into the darkness that lead inside. He was waiting for the two others that had signed up with him to go on one of these "quests." In other words, they had been around when the scientist had asked him to do this. Damian kept one hand on his sword in case anything jumped out and attacked him. What was keeping his "partners"? He rolled his eyes and sighed. He checked his Interface for any messages, but there were none. All of his stats looked good, and he spent the time it took for his partners to get there messing with the device, figuring out everything it could do.

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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:34 pm

She had no clue why she was heading back here. She hated these ruins. They caused her to run into some Neapolitan wacko player and from there, the domino effect took place as event after event caused them to scurry around like mice as Wickens chased them from one end to another. The ruins nearly collapsed, they could have died at least ten different times, and here she was, signing up for some dumb side quest in the very place that she told herself she was avoiding. Maybe it was because Olive would be there - her name had popped up on the list of people who had signed up -, but that wasn't really any actual reason to do this.

With a huff, she eventually made it to the entrance of the temple, silently relieved that not a single one of those masked bird creatures had showed up on the way. They were probably lurking in the corners somewhere though, hiding within the undergrowth that covered the crumbling buildings from head to toe. The other player participating was Damian, and he couldn't have looked any less edgy with the get-up he was wearing. Did RPGs always come up with this kinds of convoluted outfits? People told her that women barely had any armor or clothing on sometimes, and it made her glad that her costume was more on the modest side.

Didn't change the fact that whoever designed this decided that hanging her arrows from her belt was a good idea had to be an absolute idiot. It made running and walking all the more difficult with the storage constantly smacking into her knees. With her bow in hand, she confronted the black-haired teen. "Well? What's this side quest about anyway?" And why was it that so many people considered them crucial to do? Were they that important?
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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:12 am

Olive was glad that she had a chance to go back to the ruins and actually delve deeper into the dangerous place. While some might have considered her mildly stupid and with a death-wish, the mage simly hoped to find out more about thatlace, why Wickens were so attached to it, why it constantly smelled of decay, so on. She was intrigued that she was going to quest with Lilian, granted they would have another player joining them too. Good, she didn't think that getting stuck inside of some ruins with her would be a great idea.

The ruins looked ever more 'ruined' than before. She had yet to see what was up with that tunnel that had been blasted by a Wicken on her last visit, but she did not insist on finding that out anyway. The could see a pair of players appear in the distant side of the clearing, probably her partners for this quest. They were standing in front of the gapping mouth of a tunnel, a Olive shuddered at the darkness. Being afraid of the dark wasn't going to help her right now, but she conjured up all of her courage to pull a straight face. She lit a flame in one hand, round and spreading a warm glow. 'This will do.' she thought and went to greet her fellow players. She gave Lilian a grin. Since their last encounter the mage had swapped her ragged training clothing for her robes and she felt like a fancy bird, dressed in the most impractical armor ever. Still, cute poncho-style sweater with a fluffy fur collar, stiff-necked shirt, a mini-skirt and boots. She wouldn't have ever worn that in real life. She looked like a weird scarecrow, and maybe the Wicken will get scared a run away.

"I'm Olive." she introduced herself to the boy, trying to determine his class by his weaponry and outfit, and soon settled to believe he was a fighter. Impressed by the sword her was wielding and maybe a bit intimidated, her put a reassuring hand on her quarterstaff, in case things got ugly before she could load a spell. To Lilian thee was no needed introducton, but figuring that they had parted in relatively good terms, the mage felt like she shouldn't be sprouting a conflict between herself and the blonde. She didn't want to get their fellow patrner sucked into the void of two girls throwing isnsults at eachother. "Hello, Lilian." she said simply.

The mage looked at the tunnel stretching dark beyond them and then turned back to look over her shoulder. She was not sure her flame could light enough for them, and she guessed someone would be left in total darkness. "Y'all brought your torches?" she asked, hoping that the two hadn't just assumed she would be able to make enough light and count on that. She didn't have any torches on her, granted that she could make a flame, so she had none to spare.

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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:14 pm

Damian looked to Lillian. "We're just supposed to map it out and check for anything valuable," he told her simply. He was about to ask where the other one was, but then a voice seemingly came from nowhere, causing the boy to jump. "Jesus wear a bell when you move," he told Olive. He took a breath before continuing. "Anyways, I'm Damian." When the mage asked if they had any fire, Damian pulled out a torch from his back. "It's unlit, but I've got one. Care to help out?" he asked the magic user.

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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:43 pm

This felt like a waste of time. A really big waste of time. They're mapping out the temple and looking for valuables. Were the game devs that lazy that they couldn't have just drawn up their own map for this? It didn't even feel like that great of a quest, in the end. They were endangering their lives as if they were some sort of certified researchers in a completely unknown world that might as well have been in a different universe and mysterious monsters that could possibly kill them in the blink of the eye. Can I bail? There was probably some way to cancel the quest, but unfortunately for Lilian, she didn't know how to do that. So instead, she inwardly grumbled to herself.

Seeing the Neapolitan girl however gave her a tiny bit of comfort that it wouldn't be too bad to enter the temple. It was kind of a dark and eerie place, but hey, they had a living torch with them now. Things would be fine. "Hey Olive," Lilian replied, her voice clipped. While pulling her own torch out, she added, "Nice to meet you, Damian."

This quest really wasn't going to end well, was it? She wasn't looking forward to another Wicken lurking in the depths or sneaking up on them from around the corners.
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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:59 am

Olive nodded and approached the two, taking turns to light their torches with her hand. Now that they had light, they would be sort of ready to start their quest. The girl gulped as she looked down in the thick darkness. But at least they had their light, she tried to cheer herself up, but the prospect of what was lurking underneath made her shiver. Not just the Wickens could be there, but undead and many other dark beings.

"Umm, you guys ready to do this?" she asked, peeking over her shoulder at the ranger and fighter. She couldn't remember how she had gotten in the front, and she wanted to get somewhere safe in the group as soon as they were in the ruins. But to get the gold, they had to map out the whole lastructure and being back something from inside. 'Like what a stone? Why don't we just scribble something rsndomly and bring them a stone from the mouth of the tunnels?'

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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:43 pm

Damian shrugged. "Yeah, why not? How hard could it be?" He responded, taking the first step into the temple. He pulled out the near blank map that was given to him and unrolled it with one hand. It began at the entrance and only went in another 20 feet from there. But from there it was only a vague outline of what the temple looked like. It was their job to "fill in the blanks" that haven't been explored yet. "So what it looks like is that after this point here," he began, motioning to the area where the map stops. "So from there on we're in uncharted waters. We'll have to be sure we don't get ambushed or something equally stupid."

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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:55 pm

How hard could it be?

Lilian wanted to cry and laugh at once. The ruins outside of the temple were bad enough, and from when she kind of peered into it the first time she was around, it looked far more dangerous in that place than it should've been. But she kept her comments to herself, sighing as she kept a firm grip on her torch, contemplating whether it would be effective to swing it around at a Wicken or shove it at their faces. They were plant creatures. It should set them on fire. They would die to something like that really fast, right? Didn't look like they knew any water magic...

She really didn't like the look of the area around them. Cobwebs littered almost every corner, the temple sunken in a monotony that would make anyone feel uneasy. Tree roots scattered on the ground where she felt herself nearly tripping every once in awhile from not paying attention, and the damp moss smelled more than rotten. She could've sworn that there were skeletons out of the corner of her eye. "Yeah... We could just pretend we went through here and pick up something random to say we completed the quest, right?" The longer they stayed in the temple, the longer she wanted to just ditch the two and let them handle it while reaping the rewards.

Why does Mímir sound so familiar...?

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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:14 pm

Olive walked by Lilian, looking at the shadows as feeling her palms sweating with nervousness as they walked deeper and deeper through the dark labyrinth. At least walking with the ranger meant that they both had extra light, and as it seemd, neither she was comfortable in the ruins. Olive felt the urge to giggle, but she was deathly quiet, her mouth dry with the unsetlling feeling, straining to feel mana nearby. Damian, the fighter, seemed comfortable enough with the maze of tunnels, and the mage thanked that they had someone who could protect her while she loaded spells. Not like Lilian was useless, but the girl would have been very impressed if she could fire a bow with one hand, since she had to hold her torch.

"Let me hold that for you. You need two hands to fire a bow, am I right or am I right?" she asked with a grin and took the other girl's torch, now holding two sources of light with the satisfaction of having more light for herself, but now she had the responsability to light Lilian's path as well, the awkwaard process of standing close enough that they shared the ring of protective light.

"How about we bring them a skull?" she suggested with a shiver as she saw the corpse of an unlucky explorer who had finished his journey quite early through the deep dungeon. The mage had no idea how much they were supposed to go through Mimir, but she hoped it wouldn't be a lot. Olive suspected the ruins dove deep through the ground and it would be easy to get lost while mapping the levels.

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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:58 pm

Damian shook his head at Olive's suggestion of the skull. "The way the scientist was talking, it sounded like there was something specific he wanted, although in true RPG fashion, he was cryptic about it and didn't directly state it," he replied, shrugging. Thankfully, also in true RPG fashion, it looked as if the map was filling itself out as they went along. Something the boy was grateful for, as he only had so many hands. They came to a dead end as they continued walking, which Damian knew was wrong. The map still extended past this point. "Great. Now what? Is there a puzzle we need to solve?" he said, slightly irritated at the inconvenience.

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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:46 pm

"Wh-wha?!" To say she was surprised with the gesture that Olive had offered was a major understatement. Under normal circumstances, Lilian would've been fine with accepting the offer and graciously answering with a polite 'thank you'. But there was just something about the mage's tone that completely threw her off and lowered her guard; it sounded too risqué, too flirtatious, too... Ugh. Olive wasn't like this at all when they were in Yseult together, and the sudden change in behavior made her eye the Neapolitan girl suspiciously. It didn't stop her cheeks from gaining a rosy tint, a quiet 'hmph' passing by her lips.

While the suggestion of bringing back a skull sounded very... plausible, it sounded less than pleasant to hold the remains of some random explorer - or player - that had been around. Within mere moments, they had reached a dead end. Taking a glance around the vicinity, within the areas that were lit up, and then it finally clicked her. She had considered smacking her forehead for not realizing it sooner, but that would have been an awkward movement in the area. "Duh! Mímir is that one guy in Norse mythology that is known for his knowledge and wisdom."

Pacing around the area, Lilian asked, "Anyone see a well or a drinking horn around the area? Or music compositions scattered on the ground?"

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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:10 pm

Olive passed her alond the walls near the dead end and identified a support where she placed Lilian's torch to retrieve it later and be able to search the ground. She bumped into the wall slightly but kept her dignity and started searching for whatever the ranger suggested they'd find. It was lucky she had this piece of knowledge that probably neither her nor Damian possessed.

"So, wait, if we find music sheets, would we have anyway to play them. I mean, or will we have to sing with our voices?" she asked the ranger as she investigated the dusty corners for any hint of an object out of context. Rocks, rocks, dust, vines, and nothing else. The mage was about to give up and comment that this was balloony when her fingers carress a surface with too many carvings to be an ordinary stone. She picked it up and examined the ornate disc of iron at the light of her fire.

"Hmm, what about... a puzzle?" she asked, looking at the others with a spark of hope. With a closer look at the disc, she could notice it was somewhat shaped as a planet, but Olive couldn't identify it with the ordinary design. Something sparked in her mind as she looked at the dead end. "Let's take a closer look at this wall..."

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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:57 pm

Damian was scanning the wall when Lily spoke up about Mimir and about the music sheets and puzzles. Of course it would be a puzzle. Sometimes he hated being right. He began looking all around but wasn't coming up with much of anything until Olive spoke up, holding up an iron disk. "What even is that you're holding?" he asked.

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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:08 pm

At the mention of playing or singing, Lilian immediately froze up, nervously laughing to herself. A part of her wished that she hadn't mentioned anything and that the puzzle was hopefully nothing like performing Galdr, especially the fact that it was recited in falsetto of all things. Lucky enough for her, Olive had found something else - something that wasn't musical sheets -, but the feeling of dread still lurched in her stomach the moment she saw it was a disc. If there was anything she had to loathe, it had to be musical performances.

"Please don't tell me that disc is actually meant to be inserted somewhere to perform the rites that Odin mastered in a ritual circle..." The elongated sentence was mumbled half to herself and half to the others, but the last thing she wanted to do right now was participate in some sort of ceremony where they would probably screw up for several hours before getting it perfect. Her brother always mentioned that RPGs adored referencing myths and such, but she really hoped it wasn't to an extreme extent.

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PostSubject: Re: Mímir Temple Exploration [Quest]   Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:26 am

Olive shrugged and tried to identify the carvings of the metal disc. The mage tried to guess it would be a puzzle related to astronomy. Lilian had mentioned MImir was a god related to wisdom and knowledge, and Oive remembered the stories about ancient civilizations that knew about modern astronomy.

The grl turned towards the wall to take a closer look. Just as she had guessed, the wall had three open spaces towards the center: one in the absolute middle, on a meetre or so away, and a small one, inches away from the second opening. Other spots on the orbit weren't open, as if the inhabitants had thought it would be a nuisance to have to fit in with all of their known planets. That was nice. Every moment in the tunnels crept her out.

"I guess this should be Earth?" she asked and tried to fit the disc in the designated opening. After a few tries, it fit and it spun with a mechanical sound. When she tried to see whether it would fall, the metal object was stuck there. She didn't say anything, wondering whether this should have happened. "Any, we need to find two more discs." Olive informed her partners as she turned away and started rummage through a ppile of filth she steered clear of identifying.

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