In Search Of... [Relic Quest] Apr 17, 2013 14:27:18 GMT -8
Post by JACK on Apr 17, 2013 14:27:18 GMT -8
The mission briefing I received from my superiors was concise and to the point, an attribute I'd grown to except from the company. We traditionally operated in secrecy and, in the off chance that the document had been intercepted, the accoster would be left in the dark. My instructions had been encrypted in a language taught to all higher ranked MANJI operatives; it insisted I travel to a specific region in the barren desert of Kaze no Kuni on a retrieval mission that required my expertise.
To ensure I reached my destination without interruption, I was told to leave on the hour that the moon reached it's highest point. I did just that and without company, using my one-of-a-kind ability to take to the sky the moment I found myself in complete solitude. It came as no surprise that, even while moving at twice the speed of the average shinobi's sprint, my excursion would take hours for me to complete. Daylight crept over the horizon by the time I noticed the significant difference in the landscape. Dunes that normally scraped the sky had started to level out, as if civilization had once cultivated the area, and that's when I saw it; a monolithic structure of incredible design.
I paused for a moment to gaze at the masterfully crafted pyramid. It's foundation had withstood the test of time and remained incredibly sturdy, albeit jaded.
"Interesting," I smirked while circumventing the structure in search of any outside guardians before locating what appeared to be an entrance, which was minute and bland in comparison to the rest of the structure. I descended without hesitation, approaching the aperture expecting some sort of inherent trial upon entry. Had there been one I was poised to react, still I entered with the bubbling curiosity of a child.