"Oh, my names Vi. What brings you here?" As he ventured deeper into the cave he would see a... What can be presumed as a Mamono sitting on a rock around a small fire. She seemed to be making soup and had some bread in hand. A backpack laid against one of the walls of the cave. She gave a welcoming smile.
"Oh... Well, welcome to my little makeshift home for the time being. You may have seat if you'd like." She said as she stirred the soup. There were a few rocks that he could sit on around the fire if he chose to.
"Well, on the bright side: Your free to do as you please now... Though, the outside world has no doubt changed since you were last awake." Markus said. Come to think of it... Where was the exit to this place?
She'd get another bowl and spoon out from her pack and poured some soup into the bowl and gave it to Laurick. Meat, potatoes, carrots. Your generic soup but it smelled really good. She also gave him some bread. "So, I haven't seen anything like you before. If you don't mind me asking, what are you?"
"...Do you plan on staying here?" Markus asked as she blew some dust off of a monitor. He had a pretty good idea on how she was feeling at the moment. Being all alone...
Vi gave a laugh. "Asking that is asking me my life story. Well... When I was a little girl I lived in some sort of lab. But it wasn't like those horrible labs where they do terrible experiments. It was a clean place with lots of nice scientists and I had my own room with lots of plush animals. The reason I was put in the lab was due to some sort of medical condition. Then one day I meant Luren. That's the symbiote that merged with me. She's really friendly and a bit energetic but a bit brash at times... The scientists could see that we both were lonely and with no other little girls or other symbiotes around, they thought introducing each other was the next best thing and pleasantly to their surprise we became good friends. We'd did almost everything together, drawing, reading, building block towers. You name it!" She smiled at the memories but a somber face would soon replace it.
"And one day something attacked the lab. It was a man with short, black hair and red eyes. He caused an explosion next to my room and I was caught in it. I had severe burn marks and shrapnel inside my body. He killed all of the scientists while giving a sadistic laugh. I sometimes have nightmares about him... But anyways, he left me for dead. Luren hid in a vent during the attack and after the man left she rushed to my room. I really thought I was gonna die but Luren merged with my body and I managed to survive." She then gave a smile.
"Ever since then we just traveled around. Seeing and experiencing new things. I've also been enjoying the time I've been spending with her... Oh! I have a photo of us together before we merged if you'd like to see!"
Laurick nodded at the mention of seeing a photo. "I think I would." He tried to ignore the fact that he was sitting across from someone who had lost almost all their friends and family to some psychopath.
(Oh... Well then, I'll change Vivian to Vi. And if you're talking about the man that attacked the lab, I'll touch more on that later when I introduce something new to the RP.)
She'd search her bag a bit before pulling out a photo and showing it to Laurick.
Markus stared at her for a few moments, thinking what a hero would do. "Well... I don't know if you care for other peoples opinions but I'm going to lay out mine to you anyways. I would leave. This may have been your home but there's nothing left here for you but memories. There's a world outside that will offer so much more than what's here. What I'm trying to say here is: Let go of the past and keep going for a brighter future... That's what I'm trying to do." He said as he looked over at the explorers.
"Your welcome to come with me. You have until these guys are done with their research and we leave to decide. If you choose to stay here, then do it if it makes you happy."
The Automaton takes his words to account. “It is...True. Perhaps it’s better for relics like this to be in the hand side of the historians here. Indeed! This is the best course of action. This place cannot even do it’s primary function without any of the workers.” She spoke with a nod.
"Well, alright..." First, he takes in Fifi and then an Automaton. He wasn't sure if this was the right course of action but it's too late to go back. "Well... If your going to be traveling with me there's two things you'll be needing. A name and some normal clothes."
"Clothing... Hm..." He thought and got an idea. "Make sure you grab extra pairs of clothing." He called out to her and turned to the explorers. "Well... This may have been a bit stressful but admittedly it's been interesting. Are you all almost done with your research?"
Markus nodded as he waited for Julia to get whatever she needed. He still needed to retrieve his twin hook from the mine... With that monster around. He wondered if the poison had any further effects after they escaped or if that thing was still around, maybe even guarding his weapon...
"I see your back. I was wondering-" He was going to ask if there were any clothes that would fit Fifi but... He'd need special clothing made for a Harpy. She only did have three outfits. He felt kinda stingy for only getting three. Though he got another idea. "I was wondering if there are any devices here that could prove useful."
"Hm... I've seen marshes before. Unfortunately not my cup of tea. Well, here's another question. Is all of your race intelligent like you or are you a special case?"
"Uh-huh..." At the moment, Vi was conversing with Luren internally.
"Whaaat? I was just curious..."
"Anyways. Now that we've finished eating I should start packing up." She said, taking the bowls, spoons, and pot. She then grabbed a canteen of water and rag from her pack and started out of the cave to presumably clean them.
"Hm... Spare weapon. Mind as take a look. Lead the way."
Vi would arrive a few moments later with clean dishes and packed up her stuff. Soon her pack was on her back. "Well, it was nice meeting you Laurick... Now, which direction should I head?" She audibly asked herself.
Julia nodded as she led the way into a small storage room. Most of it was empty save for a lone weapon in a case. Probably for emergencies. “This is a guard pistol. It uses high powered energy to fire at targets.” She explained bringing it out.
"Oh, no. What saved me was Luren merging with me and therefore giving me her powerful regeneration. I became a Mamono later on in my travels. But that's not to say there aren't benefits. One example is that you'll physically become stronger and gain a higher pain tolerance. A higher rate of regeneration is also something that comes with it but not enough to survive what I did."
She shifted awkwardly and gave a sighSiri:Yeah I don't know about you but ...my "home" was Lescatie and that place is now...gone.So unless we want to go off the deep end and get corrupted then sure let's go back-NOT.
(Did you have Allayna show up for no reason or something?)
Markus would look over the pistol. "So... What if it runs out of energy?"
"Alright!" Vi announced in an energetic tone. "My names Luren, the other side of Vi! What? You already introduced me!? Well, that's no fun... Anyways! Are you ready to turn into a Mamono, Laurick?" Seems Luren was in control now...
"Alrighty! Just lay down and I'll do the rest!" She then stripped down to nothing, showing off her body. "Also! Vi asked that we not talk about what happens in this cave since she's not someone big on lewd things and such. She'll allow this since it's a special occasion." Luren... Or really on Vi's body, he could see that there appeared to be a scar on her neck that went down to her pelvis. But upon further examination, it wasn't a scare but some discoloration of this skin.
"No need to stress about this!" She said as she walked over and examined him before she laid down next to him and wrapped both him and herself up in her tails. "Basically, you're going to be in a DE cocoon. Nothing to sweat about! Really if you wanted, you could just fall asleep while I do what I need to." He could feel that her tail was soft and squishy...
He could see that Luren started to get handsy with her chest while one of her tails started to rub against her nether region. Things were getting a bit hot and heavy. After awhile Laurick himself would start to feel a bit funny. Most likely the DE being generated taking its course on his body.
Mind as start calling him a her now... Lurens actions would continue to get rougher and more explicit with moans starting to fill the cave. This would go on for a while with the effects of DE slowly changing Lauricks body. After about an hour the transition from monster to Mamono would finish... But Luren being a Mamono, of course, had a little fun with Laurick. To simply put it, they both were satisfied in the end. Luren at the moment was getting dressed.
"Ah~ That was nice! What do you think Laurick... Lauren! Now that you're a girl your name should be Lauren!"
(Well Tikkit, which picture does Laurick look like? Also speaking of posts, I've recently broken 19,000. Jeez, I'm beating the likes of The Reptile King in terms of posting. I also bet Spec is just watching all of this thinking 'What in the gods name are they doing...?')
"You'll get used to it." Luren said as she was now fully dressed. "Welp, since Vi's asleep right now your stuck with me. So mind if we tag along with you? Me and Vi don't really have any idea on which direction to go from here."
Siri:No...I'll go with you it'll be easier to explain with the two of us.man I'm going to miss that place... and with that the simulation endedSiris:That was certainly a different perspective...maybe I should build a time machine to save her but who knows what that would change things...
"Huh. Nice." He sounded pretty pleased with the new addition to his arsenal. He seemed like a weapon enthusiast. "Well, let's head back to the explorers and see if they're ready to go." He said and once over there he'd walk over.
"Are you guys done? Also, I'd like to collect my payment now."
“Of course! And taking into consideration the danger pay...An additional 60 gold for 120 gold. And an additional 30 for a very successful exploration! Here’s your 150 gold.” The leader spoke handing him a big pouch of gold.
Markus was surprised by the sudden rise in pay but wasn't going to complain. He accepted the payment. Markus earned a solid 430 gold from this trip and it total sitting at a pretty 471 gold and 47 silver. That along with finding a new ally and a neat, new weapon. After adding the money with his other cash he'd nod. "Alright. Let's get going." And the group would find they're way to the exit thanks to the helpt of Julia. Though, Markus's business wasn't completely done in the mine: He still needed to get back his other twin blade.
Siris would then teleport back to Edward and Celeste Siris:Alright!I'm back Ed,Celeste fill me in on what happened did Edward resign like the cards predicted?Why are you with a mosquito?is that your wife?
"Good." Markus replied. Once they were outside and back to the explorers camp, he'd say his goodbyes. "We'll be leaving soon after I retrieve my weapon which I assume you all will be gone by then. Anyways, it was a pleasure working with you all. Hopefully we might meet in the future." He then turned to Juila. "Come with me. I'll be needing some light while looking around the mines."
As they started inside, Markus told her about the monster. "Be aware that there's some Mamono in here like spider women and bat women but as long as we have light they'll be too afraid to do anything. Really, the real threat is this monster with a bunch of arms that regenerate at alarming rates. The preferred way I'd want this to go is that the monster is nowhere in sight, I get my weapon without incident, and we leave..."
"Um... Oh!" She then searched her pack a bit before she pulled out a map. "Let's, we just came from that valley so... About at this pace, we'll reach a city named 'Embross' in about... I'd say about two hours." She replied.
"Big enough that it has a map of the city on here... So I'd say big!" She then gave a stretch. "Well, I'm going to switch out with Vi since she's the one that's supposed to be around during the daytime. Cya!"
Lauren would need to give Vi sometime to look around before realizing Laurens transformation. "Oh... Wow. You've really... Really have changed.Um... It seems like Luren decided to tag along with you. Where are we headed?"
As Markus told her of the monster, she nodded. “In that case, a good hit through the brain would be best to put down such a dangerious creature.” Julia nodded as a shoulder flashlight illuminated the passageway.
"Yeah but easier said than done. I stabbed it through one of its eyes but that didn't do much. And if it's not near the eyes, I have no clue where the brain could be..." They should be approaching where his weapon was tossed at. He decided to try his new energy gun if the monster did show up.
"Oh, alright... Did something happen before you and me met?"
“It must be further inbeded in the skull. By my calculations, you may have to thrust far more deeper than normal.” She replied as she looked around the area while keeping her light forward. “All I see is blood from the creature, but no sign of it.” She spoke.
"While I'd like to say that's a good thing, it could just mean it's waiting around to ambush us..." Markus said as they made it to his twin hook. He'd pick it up and put it back on his belt. "Alright. Let's get out of here. Maybe the poison I gave it finished it off." He said, turning to go leave the cave.
Well, it looked like retrieve his weapon went smoothly. Once out of the cave, Markus would take a little bit of time to clean the blood off of his weapons to avoid rusting. After that he and Julia would be riding on his horse in the direction of town. "So, Julia, what was exactly made in those Ruins?"
"Hm..." He wondered if any other of her... Siblings? Were still around. If he had to guess, probably not. Then again, to his understanding Automatons don't age so it was technically possible but he doubted it. "I also need to address my name. My real names Markus. Oculus is just the name I use when I'm out questing. So basically, call me Markus when I don't have my armor on and call me Oculus when I do have it on."
"Glad you understand." They ride on in silence for a while, Markus thinking about all that has happened during his trip. Him betraying the escort quest wasn't a heroic act... He should probably get his head straight and figure out what it means to be a hero. Clearly, it wasn't obvious to him but he'll just have to learn from experience. He then thought about the reports the Royal Guardsman had to put in. While Markus was excused for his crimes, they still had to files what happened, right? 'Man dressed in black helps in an ambush to kidnap the Princess, takes out several Royal Guardsman and the captain without bleeding a drop of blood and avoid Princesses sleep spell. After learning that he was lied to about payment, saves Princess from attempted murder and escorts her himself to her kingdom' or something along those lines. He wondered if this story was going to spread around... Well, he had plenty to reflect on. At least he was still paid and made a substantial amount of cash...
Then again, what did he need so much money for? It wasn't like the inn asked for rent every day and everything in the city was surprisingly inexpensive. He thought about it for a while as they rode what he was aiming for. It wasn't like he even had a goal in sight at the moment. The question 'What do I want?' would stick in his mind until he came to a realization. A house. The Heroes Inn wasn't bad but if he got a house, Fifi and him wouldn't need to share a room anymore. They both could decorate however they pleased. He could read in the living room without interruption while being cozy on the couch next to the fireplace. Guest rooms for when they had visitors. Homemade meals with fresh ingredients, private training area out in the backyard, stable for his horse to stay in, weapon display room, library... OK, maybe not an entire library but plenty of bookshelves. Basement, attic, study. He could see the sight now... But he quickly shook his head as he realized that he was having a daydream while riding his horse.
His daydream seemed a bit ambitious but it made him beyond motivated to reach that dream. He wondered what the housing market was like... Hopefully, it won't be bad. He sped his horse up a bit, not wanting to waste any time.
“Sir, report from forward scouts. Apparently an Order Fortress was attacked a few hours ago. Before assistant forces could arrive the monster forces withdrew along with most of the defenders.” A soldier reported.
“Word is coming out it would seem. Adapt our tactics from here on out. It seems these monsters are not as foolish as we first thought.” Brakks spoke as the soldier saluted and left.
“Ooh! If it isn’t the glory boy Brakky! Doing fine work as usual, obviously since you are now under MY command now! So I expect your very best.” Arrogance spoke with her usual prideful air about her.
“Commander Arrogance...I reccomend more forward action against these monsters. Setting up for your special things is valuable time that’s could be used to hunt down the enemy.” Brakks voiced his complaint keeping in line.
“Oh? I’m sorry but MY needs outweigh YOUR needs worm! I’ll send you like the good dog you are in time once my preparations are complete to perfect specifications! Oho! Trust me, I’m the commander for a reason and your still a low ranking lieutenant, only outranking the man with those glowing eyes of his. And the rest of the normal soldiers. Leave the brains to me Brakky. I’ll rely on you when I need pure stupid muscle.” She then began to laugh as she walked past him.
Brakks gave an audible tsk as he went his separate way...She was indeed the commander for a reason. Despite her less than popular attitude, she was a superb tactician. Given time she will send him to no doubt spill blood of far more of his enemies than he could accomplish himself. He still hated her for thinking of war more like a damn show...
After many hours of travel, Markus and Julia would reach town but stop in the woods where Markus would hide behind some trees, change out of his armor and into normal clothes. White shirt and some jeans and of course, his mask. Once done with that the two would ride into town. Markus was keeping an eye out for wherever he could buy a house...
"So you mentioned something about combat programs. Just how good are you?"
“It’s more of a tourist location. Though some people live here to admire all the heroes that come and go. Or enjoy the busy and crowded town.” She spoke handing him a pamphlet of available housing. They were not big but good enough for a family to live in.
"Hm..." He handed back the pamphlet. Wasn't a horrendous price. "I'll be back when I have the money. Have a good day." He said and left. He'd get on his horse and start over to the Heroes Inn. "You and me are going to do a quick quest."
(Well I was saving that for when he really needed money since getting 79 gold wouldn't be that hard.)
Markus would remember the card that one guy gave him. He seemed a bit... Sketchy... Plus Markus himself didn't know what he himself did to garner this attention. Then again, the guy did toss him 80 gold...
"Change of plans. I'm going out to do something and your going to stay in my room at the inn. Don't go snooping through my things and if you see a small Harpy girl, be nice to her. Her names Fifi." And with that, they'd make it to the inn and get Julia situated in his inn room. He kept a careful eye out for Fifi and stay out of sight if she was around. He wanted to have the house bought beforehand. With that all out of the way, Markus would be outside of the Heroes Inn, take out the business card, and look it over. He still had that Dragon quest... But he wasn't ready for that.
The card seemed old but in good condition,it had a picture of a gunpowder barrel printed on it with a slogan that read "If it ain't got kick then it ain't worth it!"On the back however read"Check your pocket.We left you something very important that you'll need for you to find us."
Inside he found a simple silver ring and another note the note read"this ring is your ticket in and out,whenever you put it on the next door you go through will take you to the closest base of operations and the door after will take you back to the door you went through-DONT LOSE IT OR USE IT IN A PLACE WHERE YOURE BEING OBSERVED BY OTHERS(Except us of course we already know) we can't compromise our location to the general public so only use it within private spaces or quarters-V&TD
(Going to sleep)
"..." So... A door without anyone around... He'd walk around for a while after putting on the ring until he found a door in a secluded place. Giving a sigh, he'd open the door, step through while closing it behind him and took a look around.
As he progressed down the the atmosphere changed when he reached the bottom the cave walls became a nice white marble with veins of some kind of ore that shifted colors between red and blue and the floor was made of strange panels that made a unexplainably satisfying noise every time he took a step soon he'd come across a security gate that would scan him as he walked through,he'd see a magi-tech elevator with only one button and a speaker above it
“Nice? Is it the emotion of being freindly? Quite unusual to say. The insectoid humanoid Monster Girl as some human souls call them seems to be rather indifferent. And I have not shown any nice emotion.” The woman spoke
Markus would make his way to the elevator, looking around. This kept getting strange... He'd get in the elevator and push the button. He wondered if he'd arrive at another elevator or lift that would take him even deeper.
The elevator would play some generic elevator music as it went down,soon the doors would open and he would find himself in a large complex with all sorts of people conversing with each other,He seemed to be in some kind of portal hub that to different rooms of the complex one portal read "Job terminals"
Suddenly he created an gigantic orb of fire before launching it at her only for it to go around her and completely decimate the area of impact leaving nothing but ash and he was about to create another and hit her for real Siris:Let us make ourselves clear on a few things.One,I was here with them before you came along,I just came back from tending to my wives.and Two.Five Fifths.Five out of Five of us bring something to the table,get it memorized.
Upon seeing the orb of fire get shot at Fleur, Edward stopped and readied his bow quickly. He hesitated however, but continued to aim between his eyes. "What the hell?" He'd ask, not ready for any bullshit.
(RIP the poor animals that got caught in the fire, you deserved better.)
Markus... Wasn't sure what to make of this. He'd walk out of the elevator and look around. He wasn't in his armor either, so he felt a bit out of place. But even so, he went to the 'Job terminals' portal.
After a few moments, someone did actually answer. The door would open up to reveal a skeleton. Inside past the skeleton, she could see a well-furnished room with a gothic theme. By a lit fireplace, she could see another skeleton at a table with a hand of cards that gives her a wave. It appears she interrupted their game... The skeleton would leave the door open and walk over to a nearby bell and give a ring.
Soon a voice could be heard from one of the rooms. "This better be good or I swear..." The door would then open up and in stepped a tall figure. He'd take a glance around which landed on Lauren. "Oh, a guest..." He'd then look over at the Skeletons who were continued their game. "BONEHEADS, we have a guest. Get refreshments. Immediately!" The Skeletons would then scramble from the table and into another room. He then looked towards Lauren. "My apologize. We don't get guests often... Well... Actually, not at all." He said as he sat down in an armchair. "So what brings you here?"
Siris:GOA! Suddenly GOA emerged from within him and crossed his flaming swords before cutting Edwards bow in two GOA:FIVE INSECT!
Siris:Hey,If you value your life don't threaten me by aiming your bow at me,GOA kills those who try to harm me on instinct,don't try that again,It's for your own safety-She was never in any danger at all The fire is special only destroys the environment around it and not what lives in it,I don't kill the innocent nor kill mamono no matter how much I diskike The insect types...suddenly his bow was restored by another odd flame along with the destroyed land
"Well we might as well say six, because of the horse!" Fleur says at the reveal of GOA. "By the fallen goddess there shouldn't be a problem over the number of people in our group..." This last sentence was muttered.
"Umm...." She decided that leading off with 'I came here to stop you before you become a threat.' Would be bad. "I heard rumors that a Lich lived here, so I went to see if they are true."
"Huh... So someone saw me?" He scratched his chin as the two Skeletons returned, one with a cup and bottle of wine and another with a tray of cheese and crackers. It was a bit strange that undead would have food and drinks considering they can't eat or drink. They'd set the items down on the table near Lauren and head back to their game. "Help yourself." The Lich offered.
"Well..." He took a glance at the 'Boneheads'. "Not lonely... Though those two don't make for any conversation considering their both mute. I feed the animals around here time to time too. I like to especially to feed the field mice little cubes of cheese. As for why I'm here: I'm a Lich Lord but I've given my power to my second in command over my territory to take a vacation."
"Whatever this GOA thing is put it on a leash, I'd rather not have it kill someone and spill blood all over me." Fleur says.
"So, you're here in vacation?" Not waiting for an answer, partly because he already said it, she continues. "Well, I ought to admit that I came here for another reason. The people who were talking about you said you were planning an attack, so I decided to investigate those claims. "
He gave a sigh. "If I wanted to attack I would have done it the same day I got here since I already have an army of undead at my disposal. And say I didn't. I would require one to take over the kingdom and to make an army I require a high amount of energy to create the amount of undead needed. If I was making one, I'd be taking the life energy from the surrounding plants and wildlife but as you saw when you were making your way over here, nothing was dying. Those people over in that city can be so unobservant..."
Receptionist:Alright I'll go tell the doctor that you're here to donate. She then went into the back for a minute before returning alright head on through that door there and go down the hall,and enter the last door to the left
As he walked into the room a doctor greeted him Dr.Blight:Hello I'm Dr.Blight and yes that is my actual name,It's quite ironic I know,but besides that please have a seat in the chair and we can then get started.
Dr.Blight:Well there's a first time for everything,usually the process takes five minutes...so I heard that you're new here so I'll give you the brief explanation of what we're about,We were a gang of people of all sorts that's been around for 30 or so years,originally we were survivors of a ruined country fighting for our lives but over time we grew into this organization that we're in today,our goal is to help people by doing things for the locals...alright you're all done he would then remove the needle and applied a bandage. he then handed him 160 gold feel free to help yourself to a donut on your way out
"Alright..." He said as he stands up. He still wondered why he was chosen to be a part of this whole thing but he doubted that he'd get that answer anytime soon. He simply started towards the elevator so he could leave. He also declined the donut.
"Having someone able to go out into the city would be useful... Alright. Considered yourself hired." He stood up. "First, follow me." He said, heading over and opening a door which looked to head down to the basement. Dawn then started his way down.
Once to the basement, Dawn would clap his hands and the lights would come on. It looked like some sort of laboratory. Tables with chemicals, beakers, and what appears to be different inventions on tables. Everyone none occupied wall had a full bookshelf. There were several doors that led to other rooms. He'd head over to one of the tables and start looking for something.
As Markus went to the elevator he noticed there wasn't a button to call it down meaning that it was only a one way trip soon someone approached him it was the masked man from before Vendrick:Hello Oculus,Wink,Wink-anyway I've seen that you done your first requests!There are much bigger and more higher paying jobs than giving blood,We are talking thousands of gold ready to be added to you're pocket,every now and then there is a raid that only a few get the chance to participate in but the pay is significant So if you're up to it come back soon!Oh the exit is over there by the way,Bye now. And with that he left
Siris:Are you kidding me?The Arrow or Arrows are an artifact said to be gifts from the gods,only five exist and people have been fighting over it over the ages for it's power that it grants to the ones that are worthy that are pierced by it and that power differs for everyone usually it creates manifestations of ones fighting spirit creating life from just ones will to fight that's how GOA came to be!Does it interest you now!?
Dawn nodded and held his hand out which he summoned ten gold coins from a blue flame and gave it to her. "And some spending money. Any items I request you to bring I'll pay three times what you bought it for. For items that don't require you to buy them, we'll sort out payment once you bring me said item. As for right now, I don't require anything. For now, just go into the city and look around for anything that catches your attention."
He then turned to the table of inventions. "I may also occasionally pay you in useful items. Depending on how I'm feeling." He gave a light chuckle.
"Thousands..." Markus thought. "Higher the payment the harder the quest. I doubt I'm capable." He also thought as he found the exit and left. Now with enough money, he headed back to theresidential housing building and entered where he headed up to the counter.
"I've gotten the money together. Is there anything that needs to be signed?"
“No, however I would be interested in only observing how people fight over it and the effect it causes afterwards.” The woman replied without tone. Truly, it would appear she cared not for it besides simply recording results.
Imperial Forces: The Iron Commander
It was a new day, a new continent. As commander of Imperial Armored forces, she was held in highness regard. Despite not a great tactician, her skills in a tank were superb. Of course, like Brakks this was considered her weakest strength. She held a power, but highly prefered using a tank.
She was busy admiring one such tank as Brakks walked by. “Oh, guess I would find you here...” Brakks sighed as he pulled out a ciggarate and lit it with a small wave of hi sized hand.
She turned around and saluted the Lieutenant who in return gave her a firm salute. She did not speak but gave a smile. “Right...Your mute...You usually have that instrument with you, but you always forget it when you can see our armored vehicles...” He spoke blowing a puff of smoke. “Don’t mind me...Got nothing to do...”
"Thousands..." Markus thought. "Higher the payment the harder the quest. I doubt I'm capable." He also thought as he found the exit and left. Now with enough money, he headed back to theresidential housing building and entered where he headed up to the counter.
"I've gotten the money together. Is there anything that needs to be signed?"
Markus gave a nod as he handed over the payment and signed. Now with the keys to his new house, he headed over to the inn and headed up to his room. "I'm back. Hope you haven't made yourself comfortable because we're leaving." He said towards Julia.
Lauren would flip to the first page which read as the following.
The Atlas is a strange structure that one day appeared. On the outside, it looks to be a temple made of white bricks covered in light blue runes with stone stairs that lead up to a set of giant doors that open whenever someone approaches that leads into complete darkness. Inside, on the other hand, is another story. Once a person our group enters the Atlas they are suddenly teleported to a dungeon where they will find low-level monsters and loot but at the end of the dungeon, they will find a trapdoor that leads into darkness. Once going inside they head down a level in the Atlas where they will find slightly harder enemies and better loot. Every 5 levels they will encounter a boss monster where they can defeat it and collect decent loot. As far as we know, the Atlas is infinite and seems to generate new dungeons for every person or group. It's suggested to head into the Atlas with a group. Turn the page for where to find certain pages on such things as dungeons, monsters, etc.
After a short second, he heard a bunch of splashing noises and muffled talking as the door soon opened up to Riona wearing a towel and soaked on her head. “Oh? You’re back. Come to take Fifi off my hands?” She chuckled. She seemed to be a bit happy.
"Well good. I'll let you two finish up. I've got something to show her that I'm sure will make her happy. You can come along too, more the merrier." He himself seemed to be in a good mood thanks to whatever he has to show.
The monsters in the Atlas vary greatly between dungeons but almost all of them have a common enemy that has variations across the different types of dungeons such as slimes, goblins, giant rats, giant spiders, and weak undead. It's also been proven that one can take a monster from the Atlas into the outside world where one can choose to do what they desire with the monster. Please choose a dungeon to see it's monsters.
The Deepwood Forest
The Flooded Dungeon
Seems like there are quite a bit of different dungeons... Maybe starting with the regular dungeon's monsters would be a good start for now.