The valley of the shadow of death [Mission] Mar 3, 2019 11:11:31 GMT -8
Post by Mari on Mar 3, 2019 11:11:31 GMT -8
|"Hey Zelda! Ready to go? I just need to throw on my armor and I'll be all set. I already ate and ...I think... Carbuncle already ran off while I wasn't looking. Dangit. Well, hopefully he stays here in the life sphere at least. I guess it's been a little hard on him, staying behind on adventures lately. ...Hey, did you make sure Groose would be pre-occupied? Iii... really don't want to listen to him flirt while we're out there."|
A moderately lengthy flight to the valley of death later...
Arle was holding onto Zelda's waist as the two flew toward Eldin Volcano. A thick cloud of black smoke was billowing out from the mountain's peak and it belched out a rather large plume of the stuff as they approached. Arle couldn't help but question how safe this area was just because of the volcano alone. As if on cue, Fi popped out to give her a lecture!
“Mistress Arle, my observations suggest that the air here is very toxic. There are large areas of space with oxygen levels too low to support human life, as well as large concentrations of toxic gasses. I recommend...”
...As Fi spoke though, Arle was distracted by something. It wasn't that she didn't think what Fi said was important. She got the general gist of what she was saying, but... Well, There was a massive black cloud of gas dropping toward them at rather high speeds. One never really considered how fast gasses like clouds moved until one was being chased by one. For a moment Arle wasn't sure what to do. The speed and behavior of this cloud took her off guard. But when she realized it was definitely about to impact them, she blurted out a panicked. "--Look out!!"
...But it was too late. The cloud of burning ash and gas decsended upon them. Arle attempted to shield her face, but it was no use. She couldn't breathe. ...And neither could their loftwing. They had about as long as they could hold their breathes, likely a matter of seconds considering the loftwing was doing heavy exercise and couldn't afford not to breathe, before they began to drop from the sky and lose consciousness. There would be no safe landing from this.
Samus and Shiya...
It was sometime after the fall. Long enough that Samus may have reason to worry and Shiya might be able to begin tracking them down properly after likely losing them in that eruption. Their search would lead them along a dirt path lined with rivers of lava, leading across the mountain. A trio of infected guards were standing post outside what appeared to be a cave of some sort, one of them much ... fatter than the others. What do you do?
Infected Archer Bokoblin
Infected Shield Moblin
Infected Swords Bokoblin
Meanwhile, Arle and Zelda...
|...Arle eventually woke up. ...Woke up? They dropped out of the sky! It was a miracle they were even alive! That wasn't to say that she felt good, though. She promptly began to cough , clutching at her chest as she took in the rather gross inconsistency in the air. A light gasp escaped her and she jolted upright. The first thing she noticed was that she was in a cage. ...The second thing she noticed were the bugs crawling on her body. Arle yelped in alarm. Those were starvia bugs! Jolting to her feet, she began brushing herself off. However, the air itself had enough airborne starvia in it that she could taste it every time she breathed. Arle shuddered. How long had she been out? How long did she have left before the infection progressed to a terminal state?? She could feel a deep sense of malaise. A weakness and a coldness inside her. Her mind was a bit cloudy, and it felt like she was running a fever.|
Judging by the large presence of starvia in this ...cave? She could only assume she'd been put here to rot. Looking around, she spotted Zelda in another cage nearby. She wasn't conscious, which freaked Arle right out. What she didn't see was Zelda's loftwing, but that was a minor concern to her for right now. She needed to get out of here! She also found what appeared to be the key to these cages mounted on the wall, far out of reach. ...Huh. Producing a magical bow, she tossed it like a boomerang through the bars and it latched onto the keys, giving them a sharp tug off their hook as the ribbon spun around and returned to Arle, bringing her the keys! Arle sighed in relief. Good thing she kept this around. She never knew when she might need it! Fiddling around, she managed to unlock her cage and quickly set about stumbling over to Zelda. Walking kind of hurt at first. The starvia was attacking her body and doing unseen damage to her insides. ...She tried not to think about that. Unlocking Zelda's cage, she dropped to her knees and rolled Zelda onto her back, gingerly giving her a little shake as she tried to rouse her, brushing the starvia bugs away with a swat of her wrist and attempting to heal her, the fear of what it would mean if she didn't wake up very much looming over her mind. One ought not feel cold in a volcanic area, but neither of the girls was entirely healthy right now. They'd both sustained significant starvia exposure, and the smart decision was probably to get out of here right now so that their bodies could recover and fight off the starvia while they were still healthy enough to do so. However, in the back of her head Arle knew Zelda wouldn't want to leave her loftwing behind, and she had no idea where it was. Zelda may very well wake up with a very concerned Arle hovering over her.
"Z-Zelda, are you alright? Please wake up..."
((Arle and Zelda are beginning this mission in the early stages of infection. This reduces their maximum HP by 50, and may present other challenges along the mission.))
140 / 140 HP
60 / 60 Shield