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  1. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds, Biazo Isle (Quest)

    No worries~ I've been there myself haha. Hope you're doing alright ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds, Biazo Isle (Quest)

    @Solaeris @SteamWarden Did you want to respond? I know Sinder walked off a bit so you may want to wait a turn or two, that's fine either way
  3. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds [Quest]

    Bela, intently scanning the ground floor takes a moment to respond. "There's a lot of things that tend to live down low, and they can be easy to miss. Some of the previous expeditions have discovered things like berries, or fungi that grow in particular places that all seem to have some pretty fantastic uses. I guess there could also be things buried around here, but uh, I would guess that wouldn't be too likely." As she turns over rocks and prods fronds and bark alike, she stops now and then to stare intently at one thing or another, her pupils dilating and contracting in rapid fashion for a moment. She seems incredibly intent on one particular spot, almost not moving, before she gestures for Gwyn to bend down and get a closer look with her. One hand is poised on a rock that she is holding just slightly pried from the spot it was lodged into the ground, and it seems there's something underneath it Bela wants Gwyn to see. She heard Sinder's guitar playing melodiously as they spread out to scout out the nearby area; her intent had been to mostly just do a cursory search of the area then meet with the others to see what they had found, proceeding to investigate anything particularly interesting further. She planned to head back to the spot where the group had fanned out after a short while of looking around near the ground, since it seemed that Arashi had taken to the trees, and quite stealthily at that. Though she was fast and pretty good at navigating difficult terrain, stealth was not one of the attributes one would usually attribute to her motions. Her perception, however, was just sharp enough to trail Arashi for a little ways before the foliage obscured him completely.
  4. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds, Biazo Isle (Quest)

    All, I have some plot events in mind to keep things interesting but feel free to discover/throw in whatever you want as we rummage around
  5. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds [Quest]

    Ready to depart, Bela pulled a map and compass out of her pack and studied them only a fraction of a moment before walking from the edge of the settlement towards the dense foliage just beyond. A myriad of scents, noises, and humidity that were already peripherally present were magnified as the party plunged into the jungle. Tall leafy trees provided shade for the dense underbrush, through which a small winding trail wove. The path had obviously been used before, but not by much more than perhaps explorers like themselves, simple foot traffic at most. After a short while traversing through the jungle, the already narrow path came to a tapered end. Bela stopped, double checking her map, and nodded before tucking it into one of the outside pouches on her bag. She slung it down off her shoulders to rest on a rock that jutted out slightly from the ground and fished out the device from before. "Okay, this is as good a spot as any to start looking for interesting plant and animal life. This is about the frontier of where the last explorations went, if we're going to find anything it'll be either nearby here or deeper into the jungle." Getting down on hands and knees, she began crawling through the underbrush, carefully lifting leaves and inspecting the areas near the bases of trees and rocks, totally heedless of the dirt she was getting all over her clothes, but making sure none of it got onto the device which hung from a short cord around her neck,
  6. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds, Biazo Isle (Quest)

    Er, @Token's turn to post yes? I can also just double post and move us in to the jungle
  7. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds [Quest]

    In filling the slightly awkward silence Bela generated in response to her torrent of questions Arashi had gracefully allowed the conversation to continue its flow, something Bela noted gratefully and tucked away into her mind. That one's got a clever tongue and a good will to match, at least for now. Best to stay off his bad side, I think. "Ah, that device? It's some semi-original magitech I modified slightly for keeping track of things in time and space. Yknow. Like a camera with a clock. Bela readily drank in Sinder's explanation, mouthing "plant people" to herself in surprise when Sinder mentioned such. She hadn't expected something like that might exist, but as much as she hated to admit it while she nay have read her fill (and continued to do so) about the world there was only so much contained in books, even for someone with her reading ability. She nodded readily with the explanation, raptly taking mental note of the details and filing it away. Having the ability to grow, say, a fruit or water bearing plant for them while they were out would definitely make the exploration a lot easier, and safer, provided the right plants were identified. She could think of at least one off the top of her head that would be helpful to them out there, though there was still so much unexplored. "Thanks for sharing, I know I can be a very, ah, determined scholar at times," she said while trying to keep the color out of her cheeks. Her rabid curiosity about the natural world had only sharpened as she had gotten older, and at times it still managed to get the best of her common sense. With her enhanced eyesight Bela was able to see what would have looked to normal eyes a quickly fading puff of golden, glowing 'dust' around where the plant had suddenly sprouted up. Particles she had been able to see ever since her eyes became as they were, which was nearly as far back as she could remember. The particles usually indicated the presence of magic, usually past and sometimes present Bela gave Gwyn a thoughtful look as she explained her magical inability. That was unexpected, but again she reminded herself that there were all sorts of strange ways magic had been known to work, principles it was known to operate on. Perhaps they'd find out more abouy magic on the expedition, she fantasized aloud, though internally she reminded herself that it was still unlikely. "There's all sorts of weird flora and fauna in the jungle, and initial reports indicate many of them have at least some magical properties; who knows what we'll find!"
  8. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds [Quest]

    As Arashi teased Bela her eyes first widened in surprised confusion, then narrowed as he went on. When he cracked his eye, Bela was doing her best not to pout; a alight coloring in her cheeks at being made fun of in her haste, but she gave a little laugh too. "Arashi, and Sinder," she said, smiling, "and... that must be Gwyneth coming up." Bela gave a polite wave to Gwyn as she raced up to the group. "Like Sinder said, I'm Bela, he's Arashi, and you're right in time, we were just about to head out! Glad you could make it." Bela's eyes widened again at the sight of the vine-like markings. Despite the current agenda, at the sight of those she couldn't help but give in to her curiosity. Her eyes drank in the minor feat of magic, following the lines on Sinder's arms and darting over to the flower that sprouted out of the ground. For someone who was out here to document plant life, she seemed way too excited about the magic. "That's so cool! How does it work? Does your magic work on all plants or only some? Is your instrument magical too? How did you get those markings? Do they represent the magic or just allow you to better channel it..." She blushed again slightly before settling down somewhat. "Ahem. Good questions that I, er, hope you don't mind my asking. I'm very keen on learning about all things magical, it's, uh, a deep fascination of mine." She pauses a moment. "Of course, you're, uh, free to answer but if not that's totally ok too."
  9. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds [Quest]

    Bela waved and gave a cheery smile to both of the approaching persons. "Hi, I'm Bela. Nice to meet the two of you." She pulled a neatly folded paper similar to the ones held by Sinder and Arashi from a pocket on her pack. "You two must be... Arashiโ€”" she pointed towards Sinder without looking up "โ€” and... Sinder?" now raising her gaze to meet theirs. She looked back and forth between the two of them for a moment, then squinted slightly. Or maybe I've got that backwards... She gave a bit of a nervous laugh before scratching her head a bit in confusion. "I had heard there was also supposed to be a fourth member joining the expedition, but I'm not sure..." A high pitched beeping began to emanate from Bela's pack. She slung it down off her shoulders and unzipped a compartment near the top, reaching in and quickly pulling out a device with what appeared to be a lens and some kind of screen attached. The object looked bulky and somewhat dated, but the hard casing protecting the components inside was free of wear and scuffs, giving it an unused appearance. She used a dial and button interface on the side of the screen for a moment, squinting at the small text that appeared. "Well, they're not here yet and we're burning daylight, so to stay on schedule we'll have to see about meeting up with them when we get back for the day. Today is supposed to be light field work and getting to know the local topography, so we shouldn't be too far from this area in case we want to come back and see if they've showed up. Early bird gets the worm!" She tucked the device back into her bag just as quickly as it had come out, and zipped it back up before hoisting it back up again. It was really almost comically too large, considering "light field work" was what it was needed for. She took a moment to study the eyes of both her travelling companions, unusual colors not unlike her own. She resisted the urge to ask questions, just yet, but figured there would be plenty of time to get to know the fellow researchers once they were out in the field. "Are we ready to set out then?" She looked excitedly between the two of them, with a growing nagging feeling that she wasn't as sure of which was which as she thought she was.
  10. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds, Biazo Isle (Quest)

    They said they're still trying to figure out their character, so we'll just progress for now. If they show up later then I'll see about working them into the thread.
  11. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds, Biazo Isle (Quest)

    Update: Still waiting on my friend who messaged me saying they wanted to join, so I haven't forgotten about the thread. Like I said the post is expected in the next day or so, but if they aren't available then we'll probably get going without them. Thanks for your patience!
  12. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds, Biazo Isle (Quest)

    I'm going to put a soft cap on letting any more players join since I just had someone message me that they were interested, and that they'll be posting in the next day or so. Soft cap meaning if another player or two wants to join and feels the quest would be good for them/their character, I'll allow it but this is about the size of a group I was looking for initially.
  13. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds, Biazo Isle (Quest)

    Sounds good! Go ahead and put in an introductory post
  14. nonni

    Cataloging the Wilds, Biazo Isle (Quest)

    Cool, feel free to put an introductory post in the thread! I'm thinking I'll leave it at introductory posts for a few more days to see what kind of interest we get, or that at the very least the party won't set out until everyone's assembled but feel free to engage in slice of life shenanigans
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