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[After facing off an unusual battle with the Believer Ixis Muugen, the trio regathers and heads for the jungle on the horizon... After a quick two minutes of flying, a faint tower can be seen ascending into the sky. This was the Creminine's base of operations, known as Wingspear Pillar... Around the edge of the jungle, the Illusive Horizon, wooden towers stand. Illusions within them survey the area for any intruders, but they appear to be empty at the moment... The sky remains an eerie maroon.]
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P A R T Y:
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(Chris - Safiri - Kutzu)
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-Illusive Boundaries.-
Chris: [Sets down from flight. The others do so behind her. She looks upon the jungle's tropical setting in front of her, observing the towers as well.] So, is this the place?
Kutzu: It is, yep. I haven't really been here in a long time, not since we made our last friendship treaty with the Creminine, like, a few months ago.
Safiri: Oh, so... have you ever had battles with them?
Kutzu: Probably only once or twice ever with Susie in command of the Fairies. Under previous rulers though, the Creminine and Feminine totally weren't as kind to each other as they are now! In fact, there was, like, a time when we hated each other's guts.
Chris: Seems that time is long gone, hm?
Kutzu: Totally. Ectie's the Commandress after all. She'll be so so stoked to see you, Chrissie!
Safiri: Chrissie? [Giggles.] Hmhm.
Chris: Cute. I guess I'll just call you Cute-zu.
[The two smile at each other, the trio heading into the jungle at the same time. Exotic plants and bluish trees decorate the jungle canopy and floor. The terrain is uneven and moist. Things seem a bit messy, as if Darkness or Hellspawned has just come through.]
Chris: Ugh... [Peeking around a small tree.] This might be more of a disaster than it looks...
Kutzu: Eee! This is a disaster!
Chris: [Turns around.] Wha--Is something wrong?!
Kutzu: Totally... How do the leims here do this!? All of this humidity is so messing up my hair...
Chris: ... ...Huh... me too. Oh well. [Chuckles and continues ahead.]
Kutzu: Well, that's like the least of our worries... [He takes one of his elastic hair ties he is wearing as a bracelet and loops it a few times around his hair, styling it into a ponytail.] Good to go~!
Chris: Hehe, Kutz... Well okay, if there's no one here, should we fly to that tower instead?
Kutzu: Wingspear Pillar? We should look around a little more. 'Never know...
Safiri: Someone might turn up...
Chris: Hmm... [Comes to a large cluster of fallen trees which blocks the way they have been taking.] No go here. [She turns around...]
Safiri: [Turns to the left of the area.] Maybe over there? [Points ahead.]
[The other two agree and head to the left of the fallen trees. It isn't long before they come across a small jungle river.]
Chris: This'll do. We can follow it downstream until we come across something.
[They do so, following the fast flowing river. It begins to widen after about 200 yards of walking. The terrain becomes much steeper and rockier. ]
Kutzu: Oh my gosh...
Safiri: It's so humid here... [Fans herself.]
Chris: It kinda is. And I think we're getting close to a waterfall... [Looks ahead.] That shouldn't be a problem, I mean we can fly.
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[They reach the waterfall. It's a 100 foot drop, leading straight into a large pond of water.]
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[The three, standing on a mossy rock, look over the edge at the drop.]
Kutzu: No prob! [He takes flight and dives downward.]
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[A strange presence...]
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Safiri: Erm... [A tad nervous.]
Chris: Heheh, hold up, Kutzu! [Turns to Safiri.] You okay to go, Saf?
Safiri: [Gulps.] I should be... Yeah, I'll be fine! It feels so unnatural to just jump off a cliff though...
Chris: [She grasps one of Safiri's paws.] Then we'll go together... Sounds okay? [Smiles warmly.]
Safiri: [Nods, smiling as well.] Okay... Thanks.
Chris: Sure... Shall we?
Safiri: [Takes a deep breath, looking down at the drop. She nods again.] Let's.
Chris: Well, on three...
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Three!!
[The two jump of the cliff, diving as Kutzu did. They both flap their wings less than a second after diving, slowing their fall tremendously. Safiri yells with excitement as they drop, their fall becoming a float... After a few more seconds, they reach solid, damp ground near the pond. The two move away from the spray of the fall.]
Safiri: Whoo!! That was so awesome... Flying is great, but having wings as arms is so much different than having them on your back.
Chris: No argument there, but I've never been a bird... Though, I can say that having wings on your back is waaaay different than having Aurax boosters under your feet!
Safiri: Heheh, probably. [She glances around.] ...Chris...? Where's Kutzu...?
Chris: ...Oh shoot... Ohhhh shoot... [Glances around as well.] Kutzu? Kutzu!? ... ...Kutzu...? ...D-...Damn...
Safiri: We have to find him... Without him, we'll have no idea where we're going, right?
Chris: Yeah, but if anything, he went for that Wingspear place. It's a huge tower, so we should be able to spot it if we get high enough... [She looks straight up. The jungle canopy actually covers the entire river. It's so thick that it acts like a ceiling. Only the natural lights from the strange plants illuminate the jungle.] ...'Guess we got a little ahead of ourselves... Let's continue on foot.
Safiri: Right with you.
[The two walk away from the pond, unaware of where Kutzu may be...]
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[Little do they know that more has happened in the time of just a few seconds than they could imagine.]
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[After ten more minutes of walking through the dense jungle, there is no doubt that they are already lost...]

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Fail moment.