No need for the disco
- Jun 17, 2008
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Knowing his poor riddle ability, Jamie input his answer he thought of into the sand, and facepalmed when the large X appeared. Thinking as to what else it could be, the next sound he heard was someone shouting 'FUCK!!!' and a second later he registered it as his own as he felt somewhat heavier. Looking down at his feet, he noticed that replacing said metatarsal support systems was a rather thick sand, almost like a slow version of quicksand, and the wrench of fire monkey on neck wasn't helping much either. Jamie at that point decided to use the best thing he could do: Panic.Ancient Tomb (Please reply in gold)
Fishyfool ~ Looking at the riddle you scratch your head and search for the answers. It was a strange riddle indeed but reading it through you felt that you had the answer. Volcape stared intently at you hoping that you understood exactly what it all meant because he sure as hell didn’t. A light flicked on in your mind and you grinned down at your monkey who grinned back, you had the answer, well what you thought was the answer. Sticking your finger into the warm sand you begin to write and shortly after you have written the word ‘SOUND’. You step back and wait to see what will happen. You see your word disappear into the sand to be replaced by a large ‘X’ … that can’t be good! You feel the ground shake and Volcape losing his cool yells out in shock leaping up onto your shoulder. The hard stable ground beneath you began to transform into thick sand and you feel yourself sinking into it. Panicking you look around to see that the way you came in was no longer there and every part of the ground was now sand. You feel your feet sink down and frantically try to pull yourself out. Volcape wrenched on your neck and you shout at him to stop before you realise he’s trying to grab your attention. Looking back up to the board of sand on the wall you can see a message written there.
“ONE MORE CHANCE. THE CORRECT ANSWER WILL OPEN THE DOOR. THE SAND WILL SWALLOW YOU WHOLE IF YOU FAIL.”
You better get it right this time or your time as a trainer would have been a very short one.
(If you’re really struggling for the answer PM me and I’ll give you a hint)
After some wiggling around and futile attempt to release himsself from the sandy doom below him, he submitted to Volcape's pulling and loked at the wall, and repeated his previous expletive at the new words. He sincerely hoped that the final part about the sand swallowing him was partly a joke, and that below there would be another chamber where he would be given one last chance to survive, hopefully with a test of combat skills. Needless to say, that would be Volcape, and at that point he wondered just what was under all this sand. He had known a few pokemon with an ability called Arena Trap, which was used to hunt prey by thickening the ground they stood on to prevent their escape, and Jamie prayed that this sand trap was indeed of that variant and not some ancient defense mechanism for the purpose of punishing those who couldn't open the door...
open the door...
At this point, Jamie was hit with a sudden realisation that if manifested into a physical form would likely knock him straight through the sand and rock and through to the other side of the FB realm. The riddle itself was to do with opening a door, not with something else. Recalling the riddle, he dissected it piece by piece. What strength and force cannot get through, I can do with a simple touch... must refer to a door being impossible to get through using sheer force without breaking the damn thing off the hinges, which is why most would have a handle to turn, opening the lock easily and allowing passage. And where many people in the street would stand, were I not a friend at hand... had to refer to the fact that people in the street wouldn't get into buildings without handles to put their hands on and turn or push to get into stores and homes. At this point, Jamie thought he had the riddle sussed...and ran into a metaphorical brick wall. A key also opens doors with ease, and is at hand, and thought deeply of the two answers.
But what if they're both wrong?
Jamie summed up his situation: He was knee-deep in thick sand, either part of an ancient defense mechanism for those who prefer brawn to brains or a hungry pokemon trying to get a free meal, with the only way of freedom through this riddle, which he had only one chance left at, lest he be in one of two places: Utterly screwed in the depths of the sand, or in major trouble in a possibly hidden chamber under the sand. He sincerely hoped it were the latter, and felt some sympathy for Volcape on his shoulder, who was starting to shiver in fear. Taking out his ball, Jamie recalled him, knowing that a human's life is expendable, but that of a young pokemon is priceless, and that inside the ball the Chimchar would be safe. Clipping the ball to the belt, Jamie turned to the board and inhaled a heavy lungful of air, possibly his last one for a while or ever unless some cruel twist of fate decreed that the sand was a magical wormhole of transportation that would take him somewhere else in a month's time or so, in which case he fancied that Forest of Adventure place which is where he also wanted to visit, but brushed it aside and placed his finger on the sand.
Scrawling the word "Key" on the board, he braced himself for either the sensation of being thrown up back onto solid ground...or that of suddenly plummeting into a Zero Isle Standard Pitfall Trap.