Mala herba cito crescit [Open 1-2] Nov 11, 2016 6:40:07 GMT
Post by Verpa on Nov 11, 2016 6:40:07 GMT
A suited man with black framed glasses stood with his eyes glued to an archaic old manuscript with faded black ink. Next to his desk, a printed document with red ink that read “PERMIT” on the top was on the front in bold ink. It was rare for for Verpa, known to the Blue Banner Army as Doctor Morel Cap, to receive such a permit to work in the Fukurou forest. Security was tight outside of the temporary lab that stood at the site of an ancient pagoda that had sunk partially into a swampy section of the forest. The first four floors of the structure were completely under the murky waters of the swamp, while the remaining parts of the tower were layered in moss and vine. Dr. Cap seemed focused upon the document, while personnel outside of the laboratory at the waterfront of the swamp were packing up belongings for the end of the work day. Looming behind the doctor was a soldier adorned in a gas mask and cloak who stood eerily still at the front door of the laboratory, a large machine gun braced in his arms.
“Helos will be coming in soon sir!” a voice called into the lab from afar. The excavation team wasn’t spending their time here at night, leaving the site guarded at night by automated turrets outside of the lab.
“I’ll be staying for the evening, i’ve got reading to do. 616 is here with me to keep me safe,” Morel replied as he waived his hand towards the assistant. The Blue Banner Army was uneasy about Morel’s request to excavate the site, as it was considered sacred to a samurai group. He had to convince higher to let him in because of the potential for a dangerous weapon said to be within the pagoda that needed to be recovered before someone else might uncover it. In truth, there was no such weapon… Verpa was simply here to collect the manuscripts and scrolls within. This pagoda was known as the tower of heaven and hell, which bore scrolls that might unveil more secrets of the afterlife to the sorceror. His plan was to excavate the ruin in the night, while the blue banner was away.
After hearing the sounds of helicopters pulling away from the scene to transport his aides back to the city, Verpa turned from the lab and walked outside to view the pagoda under the setting sun. To many, this was a sacred place, and he and his loyal companion 616 were prepared to desecrate it. A pulley system had been made to cart himself and his companion onto the upper most section of the ruin, as the front door was very submerged and inaccessible. Verpa feared most of all that the scrolls in the lower decks would be completely salvageable.
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