Spirts and Earth
by, 10-11-2008 at 14:57 (788 Views)
Taytu sneaked into Rhonwyn's room. Rhonwyn had been away for a few days, and was expected to be gone for a few more, so she should not be disturbed. Pulling a scroll out of her bag, she walked towards a large table. She put the scroll on the table, and put some weights on the corners of it, to keep it laying flat. Then she walked towards a closet and removed another scroll from there, labeled The Echovald Forest. Back at the table, she compared the two scrolls and marked those areas where there were differences. She already knew about the missing pieces in Morostav Trail, but then she noticed a big missing area south of Durheim Archives. Rhonwyn had an area called Mourning Veil Falls where she only had a white area.
Suddenly, a noise disturbed her. Quickly, she re-rolled the scroll and put it back where she had found it. Then she removed the weights and put her own scroll back into her bag and slipped out the door. Time to go the Echovald Forest.
Map traveling always gave her a sense of disembodyment and she didn't like it much. But it so helped with getting to places on this world. She had asked Koss, Ogden and Vekk to travel with her and decided to hire some henchmen too. Erys, Redemptor Karl, Cynn and Sheena were willing to join her forray for their share of the loot. Taytu agreed to this, scowling at the knowledge they'd take the lion's share of the loot. She also brought some lockpicks, Rhonwyn had given her. She also found a Kurzick key in one corner of the Xunlai chest, so she brought it with her too.
Ok, time to move out! The Kurzick where in control of Durheim Archives, so Taytu talked to the Kurzick Priest, just outside the gate and, for exchange of one hundred gold, she got his blessing.
First, the stream. It was crawling with Mantids and though some of them were nasty, they were disposed off easily. Taytu took out her map and a pencil (once she saw it in Kamadan's market, she just had to buy it, it made marking a map much easier than using pen and ink). She looked ahead, and drew the mountain slope on her map. Alongside that, the river flowed, going over some rocks and alongside some hillocks. Taytu followed the stream, untill she reached a waterfall and then moved away from it. She kept noting those features that were handy to remember on her map untill she arrived in Amatz Basin. Here she took a small time out to sell the things she had found under way and then she returned to Durheim Archives again, to fill in those few blank spots in Morostav Trail.
Once back in the guild hall, Taytu saw Zulaya coming from her room. "Zulaya, hold on!" Taytu ran towards her and asked: "Mind if I compared my map of the Echovald Forest to yours?"
"As long as you don't copy anyting," Zulaya asnwered, with a twinkle in her eyes.
"I wouldn't dare, not after that talk Rhonwyn gave me when she caught me copying hers..."
Taytu followed Zulaya back to her room, where she compared their maps. Zulaya said: "Looks like you've finished it all! What area will you fill up next?"
"The Jade Sea, I know I have some spots left there too. After that, I might go to Tyria and see some sights there. But, on the other hand, I might go to Kourna, I've no real idea yet. Thanks for the comparison!"
"No problem, and good luck in that Jade Sea."
Taytu went back to her own room and copied her working map. Once she had done that, she put the finished scroll in its spot, "Echovald Forest", next to "Shing Jea Island". "And now, it's time for a swim!" With that Taytu locked her room and left for the beach.
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