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Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/27/2017 4:40 PM

((Note: RP begins in Lamenolai))

Bellatrix

The woman unlocked the door to the little shop situated just off the main street. It was quaint with an older design that fit the original designs of the city, but didn't particularly stand out. Slipping in the door, Bellatrix flicked the light switch and paused a second to let her eyes adjust to the dim light.

The shop had a feel of one that should be old, musty, and dusty. At a second glance, that wasn't the case. The things along the shelves and walls seemed random. Some were ancient - giving only the faint musty scent typical of their age - others were seemingly brand new, and the rest was somewhere in between. Even their placement was strange. A hotel pen sat next to an old greek jar below a shelf of plastic cups with touristy pictures and slogans on them. Not a speck of dust was to be seen.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 12:43 PM

Bellatrix dropped her bag under the back of the desk by the door. Heading through a nearly hidden back door, she entered an office that was indeed musty and stuffy. Books both new and old stuffed the shelves, along with a handful of assorted papers and scrolls, and the occasional artifact. Pausing to glance around, she glimpsed the thing she was looking for and plucked an old tome out of its shelf. It was surprising that the rest of the shelf's contents hadn't gone crashing to the floor.

Without even looking at the book, Bellatrix went back out into the shop. Perching herself elegantly on the desk chair, she flipped the tome open and blew the dust off the pages. Absently waving the dust out of her face, she scanned the pages with a frown.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 12:49 PM

A sigh. "I know I've seen this thing somewhere..." she muttered to herself as she flipped the page and blinked away the resulting cloud of dust. Reaching down, she pulled out her bag and rummaged through it. Finally she came up with a little post-it note and let the bag fall. Holding the note by the book, she flipped through the pages.

Finally, she seemed to find what she was looking for. Using her free hand to trace the lines, she compared the information with the near-illegible scrawl on the note. A slow smile spread over her face. "Ah, found it," she said aloud.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 12:55 PM

For a moment, Bellatrix's attention was drawn to the shop space by a clanking noise. She frowned at the shelves. "I better not come over there to find anyone chipped or broken," she said in a disapproving voice. She went back to her reading before looking up again at a rustling noise. With a sigh, she stood.

She wandered into the shelves, looking around at the artefacts. She glanced at the hotel pen, which was now inside one of the souvenir cups. Moving on, she found the source of the noise. An old, frayed loop of rope was now entwined over a new but cheap plastic broom. The rope contracted and the broom fell to the other side, colliding with a dull suit of armor.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 1:01 PM

With an annoyed sigh, Bellatrix wiggled her hand between the rope and broom. "Behave!" she commanded. When there was no response, she snapped her fingers. Immediately, a wand materialized in her hand and she flicked it at the rope. It seemed to shiver down its whole length before coming loose.

Pulling it with her wand, Bellatrix guided the rope well away from the broom. Released from its bond, the broom vanished - a soft clink elsewhere in the store suggested it had relocated itself. She glared at the rope, frowning as she tried to decide what to do with it. Her eyes alit on the armour. Almost as if reading her mind, the suit shook its head and tried to move away.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 1:11 PM

Before the armour could get anywhere, Bellatrix grabbed it and opened its chest plate. With another flick of her wand, the rope was flung inside. Shutting the plate, she muttered something and the wand glowed for a moment before the metal seemed to fuse. A loud clattering noise came from inside, but after a minute, the rope seemed to give up. "I think I'll leave you in there for now. A bit of a time out will do you well," she commented. The armour almost seemed unhappy as it drooped a little.

Daxon

The door practically exploded open with a loud, crashing bang that made half the objects in the room jump - more of their own volition than from the vibration. "BOOM DADDY!" came a loud voice. Bellatrix sighed. "Really?" she asked as she made her way back to the front.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 1:21 PM

"What? A little enthusiasm is good!" Daxon exclaimed as she came into sight. Bellatrix rolled her eyes at her brother. "I wouldn't call that 'enthusiasm'," she replied, about to say something more, but deciding against it. Instead she just gestured for Dax to close the door and went back to her desk, giving a shaking lamp a comforting pat as she passed.

"I found the location of the staff," she said, gesturing to the open page. Dax leaned over it, having closed the door on the busy Medicai street. "Yeah, I was just in the library looking at some local stuff about it, so I figured we had it right."

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 1:28 PM

Letting go of the wand, which promptly vanished, Bellatrix sat back down. She leaned back and spun a ring on her finger thoughtfully. "Yes, well, I'm more concerned about how no one seems to find the ancient city unless by accident. There's probably a reason the information is all over the place," she murmured. Dax glanced up at her. "Okay, so why are we so sure this one is right?" he asked.

Bellatrix smiled. "Because it includes a supposed secret trick to making the city appear." Daxon grinned. "Then what are we waiting for? Let's go!" he exclaimed and bounced back upright. She shook her head and rolled her eyes. Her brother was always so eager when it came to new magic stuff. Grabbing her bag, she checked its contents before looking over the nearby shelves.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
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Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 1:35 PM

Grabbing a few things - a stone, a scroll, some kind of beetle, and two small velvet pouches - she pulled the bag's drawstrings tight. "Wow, you really think you'll need that one? I'll be there too, y'know," Dax commented. Bellatrix merely shrugged. "You never know. Best be prepared."

Wandering over to the door, she paused for a moment with her hand on the handle before muttering something. Then, she opened the door and stepped out into a small town, Dax right behind her. Turning, she locked the door and with a frown, kicked away the sand piling up against the door frame. This town always had sand in it as a result of being on the edge of the desert, but she hated it when it got into the shop. Daxon wiggled his fingers and said something in a strange language before his casual street clothes morphed into loose desert clothes and a headscarf.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


. : ~ Pen ~ : . . : ~ Trades ~ : . . : ~ RP With Me ~ : . . : ~ Breeders ~ : .. : ~ Docs ~ : .
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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 1:42 PM

As the pair made their way through the streets, Bellatrix unwrapped a scarf tied around her waist. In a black and green cheongsam, she really stood out in the desert-like environment. Shaking out the cloth, she pulled it over her head. It seemed to elongate as she twisted and tied it at various points and eventually, she was wearing a hooded robe that swirled lightly in the stiff breeze. Daxon nodded in approval. "Isn't that the cloth you found last year? The one that can take any quality of any fabric?" he asked. She nodded, "Yes. It really comes in handy."

The streets were rather empty, which made sense for a small town at the hottest point in the day. From curtained doorways and windows, eyes watched them curiously. Before long, they were out in the open. The dunes of the desert started only a few feet away. Bellatrix turned and glanced at Dax before pulling the fabric over her face and starting forward. Daxon did the same and followed.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


. : ~ Pen ~ : . . : ~ Trades ~ : . . : ~ RP With Me ~ : . . : ~ Breeders ~ : .. : ~ Docs ~ : .
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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 1:49 PM

The siblings had been walking for several minutes before Bellatrix stopped and looked around. "I think here will do," she commented. Daxon stepped aside and watched her curiously. Pulling her pack around, she loosened it enough to get her hand in and carefully pulled out the beetle. In the open sunlight, it was clearly some kind of metal scarab. Drawing her pack tight and replacing it, she gently blew on the scarab's back before starting to talk in an ancient language.

Amun

The scarab started to squirm as if coming to life. Keeping a firm grip on it, Bellatrix kept talking. After a minute or two, the sand in front of her began to shift. A massive head thrust itself out of the dune, shaking away sand as it clambered out of the shifting ground. Its blue eyes bore into the woman in black. "Who hath summoned me?" it asked in the deep booming voice of its mind.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
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Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 1:56 PM

Bellatrix wasn't fazed, though she could hear her brother laughing under his breath in shock and awe. She looked up at the beast. "I, Bellatrix, have summoned you," she answered it, "I wish for you to show us the way to the wandering ancient city." The beast looked her over before doing the same to Dax.

"For what reason do you seek the City?" it asked. Bellatrix answered, "We seek the staff of the Priests." Her information strongly suggested she be completely honest with the guardian. She didn't know what would happen, if anything, if she wasn't, but she thought it best not to take any chances. The beast seemed to consider her request, then gave her a firm look. "You will do as I say and touch nothing but the staff," it said. It wasn't a request.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 2:01 PM

Bellatrix glanced over her shoulder at Dax, who nodded in agreement before she turned and responded, "Nothing but the staff, we swear." The beast nodded and looked at the scarab. "Release the scarab," it instructed. Obediently, she let it go. It fell to the sand, and after a second, skittered past the beast.

As it went straight into the dune, the sand seemed to fall away behind it. As the sand of the dune seemed to cascade away in larger and larger sections, buildings started to emerge. The semblance of an ancient street appeared, and the beast began to move down it. With a glance at one another, the siblings followed. After a short while, they found themselves entering an ancient temple.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 2:09 PM

Inside the temple, a large stone statue of the sun god towered. A few braziers were inexplicably lit around the room, dimly reflecting off the scarab that was now embedded in the statue's chest. The beast moved forward and climbed the steps at the statue's foot, settling down on a pedestal opposite another smaller statue that oddly resembled the beast. With glinting blue eyes, it watched the siblings.

After a second, Bellatrix stepped forward. As if triggered by the movement, the rest of the braziers suddenly came to life, illuminating the far corners of the cavernous space. Glittering gold and jewels met their eyes as several ancient artifacts were lit up. Perfectly aware of the guardian's watchful eyes, Bellatrix looked over at Dax. "Remember, nothing but the staff," she hissed. Her voice seemed to echo unnervingly. "You never have enough faith in me - I know," he muttered back.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


. : ~ Pen ~ : . . : ~ Trades ~ : . . : ~ RP With Me ~ : . . : ~ Breeders ~ : .. : ~ Docs ~ : .
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Re: Magic relics can be such a pain. [P][Quest]

Postby Jaden Wolf » 09/30/2017 2:19 PM

The two split up, looking around at the artifacts, careful not to touch any of them. Dax nearly came close once or twice as he tripped over something. After a bit, he called over, "I'm not seeing it here, Ix." Bellatrix frowned and looked over at the beast. It was still quietly watching them, its face betraying nothing. Surely it would not have led them here if the staff wasn't here. She looked over at Dax. "Why don't you use that spell you found? It's pretty much the only reason I brought you," she called. He pouted. "The only reason? That's hurtful." But complaints aside, he closed his eyes and started to mutter softly.

Almost in response, a dull green glow started to come from the base of the statue. Making their way over, the siblings spotted a small hole between the statue's feet, in which something glinted. With a smile, Bellatrix gestured to it. "You pull it out. Its safer for you," she said. Dax frowned. "Why do I feel like I'm just being used, here?" he asked as he reached for the hole. Slowly, he pulled out a wooden staff with gold capped ends and golden, glowing runes etched along the length of it.

Almost as soon as it was clear, they found themselves alone in the middle of the desert, the sun low on the horizon. "Well, then. Good job, Dax," Bellatrix said with a grin as her brother glanced around in confusion, the staff in hand. Clearly, she was used to this kind of thing.

. : ~ | + | ~ : .
I'm stuck on a highway
Leading straight to hell
Like any other drifter
With a soul to sell

You know I'm dealing with the devil
In everyone I meet
And their faces tell a story
That life ain't so sweet
. : ~ | + | ~ : .


. : ~ Pen ~ : . . : ~ Trades ~ : . . : ~ RP With Me ~ : . . : ~ Breeders ~ : .. : ~ Docs ~ : .
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