After we were able to defeat the skeletons me, Lavnago, and Isaac start looking for any magical books that could be useful for to us. I let Isaac use of the wands that we found in order to find any magical items. With the three of us we would be able to cover more ground, because of the library’s massive size. Unfortatnly we were not able to find any magical books or objects. Miss Lansca spent her time looking for books that she could carry with her, and she would be able to take with her.
As for what the library was like, it was massive. In the center of the library was a spherical mosaic of map. The mosaic was not in perfect condition, so some of the pieces were missing. Above that was what seemed to appear to be a painting of a landscape. I ask Miss Lansca what the continent was on the mosaic, and she said that it was of Valnor. I ask Emilia to draw out the map. It may become useful to us if we need to find our way, It may be of the past, but we could always update the map. The writing on the map was in a language that I could not read, so I asked Isaac if he could read what was written. From his translation, we were able to know the locations on the map and able to find out that the name of the area we are in is called, The The City of Water. I tell Miss Lansca about this, and she says that the map ‘s accuracy was close to today’s Valnor.
p. While Lavnago and Isaac start looking for an exit I start to observe the mosaic and ceiling. Why would there be a map of Valnor and a painting of a landscape above it. It seemed odd. Miss Lansca mentioned that the Va-el-anari were a race that had a lot knowledge. Even of knowledge that was hard to obtained. I walked into the center of the mosaic, so that I can get better view of the surrounding map. Maybe there is something in the center of it. When I put my foot in the center of the mosaic my foot disappeared. I immediately walked back away from the center. I try doing it again with my staff, then my hand, and finally with the same foot, but it does not happen again. I then stand at the center of it and look around the mosaic to see if anything would happen. Nothing did. Then, I looked up at the painting. The painting moved closer to my vision. I was frightened that the ceiling was falling, but then it stopped. I told Miss Lansca to look up at the ceiling to see what I was seeing, but neither her Miss Lansca, Emilia or Katerina could see what I was seeing. The landscape painting was actually a map! As I looked up I saw the painting was moving me to where the Blue Unicorn was. I laughed to myself as I thought that the map knew I was thirsty and could go for another drink.. While I was looking up, Lavnago touched my shoulder, which send the map went to our current location.Then, when Isaac touched my hand the map went to Archaea. They looked up, but they could not see what I saw. I tell them both to let go of me, so that Miss Lansca could try. What ever this device was it responded on thoughts. She touches my shoulder, and we are back to The Water City.
p. When she does though, the ancient ruins of the archaic city starts to peel away its old exterior into its youthful self. It was beautiful. It was nothing I have ever seen. I then, put my hand on Miss Lansca’s shoulder. She was then able to see what I could see. I was correct. There is a mental link. There must be a complete circuit in order for the other person to see. The city looked as it was in its prime. I concentrated harder to see if we could have a closer look. We were then able to be inside the room that we were in. We were also able to see our fellow companions. This is because of the thoughts of the past and present merged. When I was concentrating I felt as if Miss Lansca was hiding some of her thoughts of this place. Ask for her to let her thoughts flow through, so that we can see what happened here. As she does we see the Va-el-anari in the same robes as the skeletons were wearing and civilian people trying to break through a door. The area’s walls and ceiling were dripping of hot lava. There must have been a rebellion the same day as the great disaster that fell on the city. Miss Lansca said that this place was the training grounds of the Va-el-anari. She said she is looking for a book that allowed you to learn their fighting techniques and skills. It is a non-magical book, which means we could not find it through magic. Miss Lansca said that their fighting styles can only be learned through a master or by reading the book. We mention again that Isaac said he had encountered someone with similar clothes as the Va-el-anari in the painting we found. I ask Isaac to take my hand to see if we can find him. If this map can allow us to see what ever we think, maybe we would be able to find people too. Isaac thinks about Cahruu, while I try to focus. I put my hand on him, so that he can identify if its him or not, since I don’t remember the man. The map brought us to a secret location inside of Archaea’s library. I then put my other hand on Miss Lansca’s shoulder so that she can see him. She said that she may be a descendent, but she became interested to who he was talking to. She said that he was talking to Zhebios Korata, head librarian of the Liber Demesne, and Head Master of the Diamond Mind School of the Sublime Way. Apparently there is some power struggle Miss Lansca has with him, but I didn’t really pay attention to what she was saying so much.
p. Since we know that this scrying tool can find locations and people we all took a turn looking for what we can. Unfortunately it was only able to locate anything that was in Valnor, or what ever the mosaic of the map displayed. Emilia was first, She wanted to find her dear brother Wilhelm. He was also in Archaea’s library, reading a book about law. He looked like very intelligent man. Especially with that great looking hat with a feather in it. She then wanted to find her other brother Crownam. The map could not find him though. Then, I tried. I first wanted to see if the map could go outside of Valnor. This is when I discovered it could not, but only in what direction it was from Valnor. I focused on New Oldin because I wanted to see how Ivan and my friends were doing. I then focused on Nalla to see where she was. Unfortunately there were no results. I thought about looking for my father, but then I remembered that he was taken from this world. Isaac was next. He wanted to find someone named Vale. Again there were no results. Then I remembered that we needed to go to the* Fallen Arsenal*, that Osrianan had told us to go to. I was able to locate it and we marked its location on our map, along with Archaea’s location, and the library.
p. We were finally done with having fun with scrying tool and we continued forward. When Lavnago was looking for a way out he mentioned that there was a loud booming sound coming from the door that was ahead of us. The way to the door was filled with bones. Bones went. crunch, crunch as we walked towards the door. Thankfully none of them came to life. Isaac said that the other doors were blockaded, so we could only go down the booming door. Which sounded just great. As we walked down the path the booming became louder and louder. BOOM! BOOM! Gravel from the ceiling fell on us every time there was a loud boom. BOOM!!! BOOM!!!! BOOM!!!!. It was unsettling for me having something fall on me. Even if it was only small particles of dirt and gravel. I have the shield over my head just incase something were to fall on me. Isaac, Emilia, and Katerina get under by shield as well. Its one way to get women to cling to me hahahahaha!
p. We reach the end of the hallway which brings us to a dome shaped room that had no other door. The walls and ceiling seemed like it was lava that had harden for thousands of years ago, so it seemed safe to enter. There was a pile of ash in the center of the room. Me and Isaac searched through the ashes, while Lavnago looks for a hollow or thin part of the wall to start digging. In the ashes I find fragments of bone. This is not a good sign.The dome doesn’t seem natural made. I think that someone made a protective shield to for themselves from the lava. Unfortunately I don’t think they’ survived. Isaac goes over to Lavnago to ask if he has found anything. Lavnago found a weak spot in the wall. The booming continues as we are inside of room. BOOM!!!! BOOM!!!! BOOM!!!. Lavnago made big dents into the wall, but Isaac said that he had enough energy that would be able to clear the wall more effectively. Everyone stood back as Isaac released a deafening sonic blast, which was then followed by an explosion which took the rest of the wall down.
p. DAYLIGHT! Daylight flood into the room, and from the daylight a dwarf covered in dirt and who’s beard looked burned appeared. Miss Lansca walks up to him and talks to the dwarf. Apparently he is one of Lansca’s excavators. We were able to exit the ruins and return back to Bazrak, which then Miss Lansca split from our group, and said that we will meet her the next day. She had work to do. Isaac felt tired and decided to retire for the day along with Katerina. Emilia, Lavnago, and I decided to see if the caravan was here.
p. Luckly, we didn’t miss the caravan while we were inside the ruins. I was glad we didn’t because the caravan was an amazing sight to behold. Above us was a flying air ship. It landed and docked on the port. Emilia became fascinated and awed by the ship, and that it can travel through the air. Her fascination with ship was kind of like how Miss Lansca was when she first saw the runes on the walls. Many of passengers either walked off the boat or jumped off. One of passengers in particular dropped right in front us. He was a tall man who had black wings, and long black hair with crimson streaks. He was a Raptoran. Along with him was the ship’s Captain, Zettia. Emilia quickly started to talk to the captain awkwardly, as I started to talk to the Raptoran. His name was Fiam Pyyth, Range Strider of the Safire Folk. We all then went out drinking. While Emilia and Lavnago talked to Zettia I spend some time getting to know Fiam. As much as it would be “more” interesting to get to know Zettia better, I have never seen a Raptoran before and I was interested in who Fiam wa,s and what his people were like. Unfortunately I don’t think I will be remembering the night the next day.
p. The next day appears, and I awake In a bed filled with pillows, and across from me was Zettia eating breakfast at a table. I was actually surprised, since I had no intentions of having some really good fun that night. I ask her was happened, and she said “Why don’t you tell me”. I can only assume that we had a good time since I was naked. I find my pair of pants and sit down with her. I ask her, “Are we on your ship?”
“Yes.” She then tosses me an apple to eat.
When I take a bite out of the apple, I then ask her, “How did I get here?”
“I had my men bring you on my ship.”
“Why?” I asked curiously.
“I take what I like.”
I assumed then that she likes who I am, but I still find it suspicious to why she brought me on board. I have no idea who she is, and what kind of captain she is. As far as I know she could be a pirate. I ask her where my belongings are, and she said that my clothes were being washed and my belongings are stored somewhere safely. She says she likes my good faith or nature. She knows that I worship Olidammara. No doubt because she saw my mask in my robes. I ask her if my friends mentioned what kind of person I was. Especially my father. He mentioned to her that I was “married” to her daughter, and that I was a drinker, a pervert and so on. She didn’t mind the fact that I was married or any of the other things. I wasn’t surprised at that at all though. However, she oddly enough reminded me of the Mayor of Rasloc, but not corrupt and evil. I keep asking her more questions, so that I can try to get to know the person I just shared a bed with, and why she has such an interest in me, besides my good nature. I have never met a woman like her before. I had only the pleasure to share a drink and conversation with the people of New Oldin and Nalla. In our conversation I learn that she likes the many of things in life that bring great pleasure. Coin, wine, and other treasures. I then become worried about my….collection of drinks. Especially the one that the Trickster gave me. I told her that she should stay away from it. That it has the potential of killing her, and that only I can drink it and not be effected by its affects. Even though I’m telling her more than I should about it I didn’t really think that she would not take my word.
p. I wasn’t able to discover her deeper intentions for bringing me here, but I was able to convince her in bringing both me and my companions on her boat for free. I was a little tricky though. She didn’t really mind me coming aboard her ship for free, which just provokes my suspicions that she wants something else of me.
p. I was able to get everyone on board the ship for free. She opens the door that leads to the deck of the ship. I go over to the door, and ask her for one more favor. That on the trip to Archaea that me and Lavnago are at separate parts of the ship, so that he does not bother and torment me. Knowing my group they are wondering where I am, and Lavnago might be thinking that I am with another woman. Which is true, but none the less. Zettia said that she will make sure that he is separated from me. I ask her where i can find my belongings, and she told me that I could find them in her garments. As I walk on the deck I notice,* Isaac, Emilia, Oboron, Katerina, Fiam, and…..Lavnago*. He starts badgering me and starts casting spells on me while I put on my gear. Thankfully with my luck I was able to get past all his spells. I then ask one of the crew men if keeping your balance on an air ship was any difficult than keeping balance on a ship in the water. He said that it depend on the wind, but everyone wears a life line that is attached to the ship while on deck. I decide then to take off my armor, that way I am more mobile while on the ship. It feels good to be out of that stuffy shell of metal. Lavnago then continues to casts more spells on me. Only two of them got through. With one we made an Illusion of Nalla, and with the next he made Nalla scream at me. I knew though that Nalla was not here because of the scrying instrument that let me know that she is no where on Valnor. But as I saw the Illusion of Nalla I pondered: What is Nalla doing right now? Where is she? I hope she is ok? I hope that when she finds me that we can discuss this destiny thing of me being her husband. Then I felt a strong smack from the back of my head, from Lavnago. I realize then that this trip will be….a very long one.