Posted Apr 01 2013 - 09:43 PM
OOC: a jam between myself and -Le gasp- Kaithas. You now have solid grounds to ship Kailaria. Or Daythas. I'm going with Kailaria.IC: Kaithas continued walking, watching Daylaria in case the poison started to take effect. Suddenly, the walls opened up, revealing a large room with an unknown light source, three stones in the middle. One large, one small, one medium. Each looked as though it could pivot on a preset track around a pedestal in the center. Daylaria tried to move one, to no avail. The mechanism needed to be released by something, and the pillar did have what looked like a magnetic attachment on it.One that would exactly fit a mask."Hmm..." She placed one hand on her hip, before realizing what needed to be done. She smoothly removed her mask and placed it on the pillar. It stuck there, as expected. She tried to move it again, and fortunately, it did. She shifted it to its given position with ease. Noticeably, she was no longer hovering. There were some other small signs of fatigue, but nothing major. She turned to Kaithas."Next?"The Ve-Toa shrugged. "I dunno. I'm not the one that designed this." There was a clink as the stone settled in to a depression on the floor, and her mask went down a few inches. Notably, there was a fourth track, though the stone was missing.Daylaria pondered the situation for a few moments. "Create a flora construct to replace the missing stone." She ordered, the voice of a marine commander finally showing up. "It looks like we'll have to arrange them in a certain order. What do you think?""I don't think that the wood will work, but I'll try." Kaithas walked to the indentation, stepping back when he reached it. "There's a set of foot marks here. I think- I think one of us needs to stand there.""I can fly. I'll take the chance." She hovered to the spot, landing softly and standing up straight. "Okay. I guess we should wait for something to happen?"The Ve-Toa pointed above Daylaria's head. "I don't think your wings will do much about that." If the Valkyr looked up she would see a massive stone projecting from the ceiling. "I can teleport. Besides, if this truly is a test for justice, I'm the criminal.""Fair enough." She stepped aside, allowing him to take her place. "Just remember, you're not a criminal after this. Or at least, no one will see you that way."Kaithas shuddered as he stepped under the rock. "Tarnok is the biggest hero of Onu-Koro, save that guy Sulov I heard about while in prison. If he has his way, you'll probably be on the same list as me." The Toa looked down, partially because of his emotions and partially avoiding looking at the rock above. "Besides, it doesn't matter what others think, not to me. I see myself as a convict, and that's all.""He won't have his way. Trust me." She shrugged. "Maybe you need to try something new?""Like what?""Have you ever tried politics?" She chuckled to herself, shaking her head slightly. "So, how does this puzzle work?"Despite the situation, a grin spread across the Kualsi. "Don't ask me, but if I had to guess, there's a spot that each of these go. Judging by the click earlier. The order... Smallest to largest would be a bit obvious, wouldn't it?""We should try it, anyways." She began sorting them around, motioning for him to help.The Ve-Toa moved from under the rock, obviously relieved. Each stone lined up with the final indentation with a small click. An inscription was visible on the pedestal now, reading:"Consider this: Justice is a concept that, while simple, is usually above an animal's point of view. Only one may trigger the device and allow the other to gain the mask, one whose feet are lifted by courage but bears the weight of sin on their shoulders. One move out of place and the offered mask, as well as the grey Toa, is lost.""Hmm..." Daylaria sighed, "a riddle. Wonderful." Her eyes slightly dropped, but wasn't obvious whether it was because of the laxative or lack of a mask. "Okay, here's what you need to do: trigger the device while I get the mask, then teleport away. I'm fairly certain the rock formation will fall. Ready?""As I'll ever be." Kaithas walked under the stone, the Rau sinking one final step. A gold light flowed into the mask, its color changing to become that of the light. The Toa flinched- Day grabbed the mask, and the rock dropped--nearly crushing Kaithas. The Ve-Toa's mask activated just in time, teleporting him near her. "Close call.""No kidding." She tossed the mask back and forth in her hands, looking it over with a smile. "This is it, then?" She straightened up, finally starting to look fatigued. The tranquilizer was taking affect, fast. She placed the mask on her face, and her eyes widened. She was wearing her mask alright, and she could feel it. It was different, however, and she could feel that too. With one final, explosive glow, the mask reverted to normal."So, the sword is mine now?""Yeah. Can't really take it from you now.""Okay. Let's get out of here." She said. With that, the two headed through the cave, Kaithas dispelling every elemental construct of plantlife he had put up. As they exited the cave, Daylaria looked around."It looks like you're cave-dwelling friend is gone." She shrugged. He had probably gone back to his Koro. She grabbed Kaithas' arm and jerked up, flying them both to the top."Okay, quickly now. Where is the sword?""Where we left it. Can't really move, and no one can touch it.""True, true. No one..." She fly towards it, landing in the snow with a thud. "...save for me." She reached out, gripping the golden weapon, and letting it roll through her hands. It was perfect. The sword of justice- weapon of an avenger. She would have her vengeance on all who sinned against her and her Koro. She returned to Kaithas, sheathing the sword at her side as her wings fell back into a cape position. "I need somewhere to sleep, like now.""There are thirty huts. Pick one, and I'll help you over there." Kaithas replied."I can make it over. Wake me up in a few hours." She hurried into a nearby hut, and soon collapsed. There was work to be done, and no one else to do it.