(Sura Al'Amun) The Barren Desolace.   Posted by Master Divine.Group: 0
Master Divine
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Wed 11 Aug 2010
at 11:19
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The illusion entered the entrance to the cave but was quickly snuffed. Sura lost control, and lost the illusion. Something had negated his powers.

"The electrical field," said the grey wanderer, solemnly. "No longer lethal, but still active. Built to interact in particularly strange ways with one's theoelectromagnetic field. Without it, the corpse of Thor would easily escape." He frowned. "We are blood-brothers. Over the Sphere of Silver we took our oaths of loyalty, and while he - being dead - is perhaps unbound.. I am not. I cannot raise my hand against him. If you wish to take the Scepter, this is a trial you must complete on your own."
Anhydrous Realized Master Sura Al'Amun the Second, Returned God of the Desert
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Wed 11 Aug 2010
at 12:42
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Sura marks the sand at his feet with his power, ready to return here in an instnace if things go wrong. He walks in slowly, sand still floating around him.
Master Divine
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Thu 12 Aug 2010
at 09:22
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As Sura entered the coolness of the cave, he felt it become more and more difficult to retain control over the sand. He was only give or six feet within, and he knew he would soon lose control entirely. Nothing stirred, though a few feet ahead the cave twisted and Sura believed he could see a slight electric glow coming from within - lamps, light-bulbs, or similar. The temperature had dropped rapidly - perhaps artificially so.
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Thu 12 Aug 2010
at 12:34
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He stopped walking, fearing his power would cease all together if he persisted. He tried his hardest to maintain the sand. He stretched it out, seeing how far he could move it down the passage before losing control if it.
Master Divine
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Sun 15 Aug 2010
at 16:55
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Four or five steps before the sand reached the dimly lit turning point in the cave, it fell, lifeless.
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Sun 15 Aug 2010
at 17:10
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Sura approached the spot and marked and X on the ground so he knew where it was. He then continued cautiously now, no sand risen with him.
Master Divine
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Tue 7 Sep 2010
at 16:12
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The cave was cool, but there was an electric, tin-like feel in the air. Sura felt the sand that formed him be disrupted very slightly by the field, much like a mortal's hair would straighten and rise.

He continued slowly along the cave, and the field seemed to intensify and then to abate. Sura turned, and saw, only a few feet ahead of him, a solid slab of marble. It was the door to the Tomb, and it would need to be smashed in order for Sura to claim entrance.

Engraved upon the door: Here lies Thunder, dead and yet without dreaming, struck down by the Curse of Osiris the Betrayer.
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Tue 7 Sep 2010
at 16:27
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Sura wondered how he could destroy this tomb. He wondered if his strength were enough. He took a deep breath and kicked the tomb door with all his might.
Master Divine
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Thu 9 Sep 2010
at 15:12
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Sura felt the impact of his attack smash the marble, and felt the door crumble as if nothing more than dust. He felt himself fall through the crumbled portal, his kick more than enough, and then - suddenly - there was a large crack and he was slammed hard and fast against the cave wall behind him.

There had been an electric current running through the ostentatious door. Sura felt pain ripple slowly through his body, an ache that seemed vague and indirect in nature. Nothing particularly threatening - a warning, perhaps.

In front of him he saw a well-lit room, spherical in shape with a large, obsidian crypt in the middle. There seemed to be no direct source of the light illuminating the mausoleum, and nothing in the room besides the crypt itself. The scepter, perhaps, was inside.
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Thu 9 Sep 2010
at 15:40
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Sura brushed himself off and his eyes narrowed. No point playing cautiously - he stepped into the tomb, trying to spot Thor himself.
Master Divine
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Mon 13 Sep 2010
at 14:36
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There was nothing inside of the circular room except for the marble crypt that dominated the center of the tomb. Chances are it was electrified. Sura had a strong suspicion that the Scepter of Ra had been sealed inside of the tomb, along with the fallen God of Thunder. He felt weak, impotent without access to his Divine powers, though his mystical abilities seemed to be ascending.
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Mon 13 Sep 2010
at 14:44
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Sura focused on the tomb using his necromatic ability, hoping to feel the presence of the falling god of thunder. If he could, he would then try to manipulate the very god himself into breaking out of the tomb.
Master Divine
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Mon 20 Sep 2010
at 16:29
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Sura's affinity for necromancy was at once separate and entwined with his own Theoelectromagnetic field. It was at first difficult to call on his mystical power, but once the God of Deserts had grasped that invisible, silent and unspeakable word which ruled all, the means came to him.

There was a crash and broken marble was flung across the room. Slowly, Sura felt the electric tension in the room rise as the perfectly preserved, pallid hand of the Thunder God rose.
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Tue 21 Sep 2010
at 01:55
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Sura then braced himself. He begin weaving necromantic symbols and chanting when needed. The fallen God of Thunder would be his to control.
Master Divine
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Thu 23 Sep 2010
at 14:14
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The power came too easy to Sura, and soon he felt that he had limited control over Thor. Something was stopping him from taking full control, however - an invisible barrier that seemed easy enough for Sura to cross, if he wished to. As it was he was struggling with keeping Thor still.
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Fri 24 Sep 2010
at 02:46
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Sura would not be trumped so lightly - but he was not reckless. He "felt" this barrier, to deduct its nature. The thought had crossed Sura's mind that it was some form of trap. If he deducted that it was nothing to fear, he would pass it, however, if it was something to disable first, he would attempt to do so.
Master Divine
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Sat 27 Nov 2010
at 17:03
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Sura learned that the barrier stopping him from fully committing to his task was theoectromagnetic in origin, belonging entirely to Thor. It was not a natural power, however, but some sort of deathly mutation.. he was not yet sure if it bode ill for his plans, however.
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Sun 28 Nov 2010
at 03:40
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Sura moved his hands, as if holding a marionette. He attampted forced marched Thor out of this room, out of this cave, doing his best to keep his distance. If this barrier would interefere with Sura's control, he did not want to be near Thor when it did.
Master Divine
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Mon 29 Nov 2010
at 09:52
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Thor moved slowly, as if his corpse resisted the effects of Sura's own bleak sorcery, and it took Sura a great deal of effort to move the corpse out of the cave without overstepping the barrier. The Lord of Sand wasn't sure what would happen if he triggered the defense within Thor, but it couldn't be beneficial.

Slowly, both Sura and Thor began to back out of the Tomb of Thunder.
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Tue 30 Nov 2010
at 05:26
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Sura grew weary fast. He decided on a different route. He weaved his hands around, forming some kind of pattern in the air. He then closed his hand, as if grasping something. This pattern, this spell, was to reduce Thor into nothing but corpse dust. Sura had decided it was too big of a risk.
Master Divine
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Thu 2 Dec 2010
at 13:32
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The spell was completed, and Sura felt the energy be directed through him via the Urge, slamming into Thor..

Who didn't turn to dust, but simply toppled over, dead. Advanced mummification techniques, some degree of anti-Necromantic investments..
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Thu 2 Dec 2010
at 13:41
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Ah. That'll do.

Sura turned back into the room and looked inside the tomb where Thor once lay. His eyes searched for the sceptor.
Master Divine
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Mon 6 Dec 2010
at 16:41
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There was no scepter within the room itself, and looking down inside the crypt there was nothing - save shriveled herbs and stacks of gold and jewelry, all emblazoned with the sign of the thunderbolt - inside of the tomb. No scepter.

Sura knew that it had to be here. It was rightfully his. It was in this room.. but hidden..
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Mon 6 Dec 2010
at 17:00
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Sura closed his eyes and called upon any divination and sensory aid to lead him to his prize. It was rightfully his, afterall. He would demand it to show itself.
Master Divine
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Wed 6 Jan 2016
at 14:05
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The Scepter fell into his hands. It was unlike what he had remembered: made of simple wood, without adornment of jewel, it seemed almost too plain, too mundane a thing. But no: the power flowed through it so freely. It could be nothing else. It needed only to be restored to its former glory...

From beneath the crypt there was a sound: a low, long murmur. The walls shook at the sound. What had been buried beneath the slab of stone? Was it - could it be - Thor himself, returned from the dead?