- Job Description:
- Job Title: Secret Oasis
Player Requirements: At least 1 A rank mage or the equivalent. Max 4 people. 10,000 minimum for solo. 16,000 words minimum as a group. Can be in any guild or guildless. Both bosses must be defeated. When rolling you can choose what to face from each lesser category. The list is merely to provide variety of choice.
Job Requirements: Explore the Oasis and defeat the bosses
Job Location: Desierto or Forgotten Deserts
Job Description: Deep within the desert lands lies a large oasis that none have been able to explore due to a sandstorm consistently being active and acting as a barrier of entry. One day, the sandstorm ceased to be but researchers and explorers have failed to get very far due to the guardians of the oasis attacking and driving them away. They are looking to hire a mage, you and perhaps others specifically, to defeat the guardians so they may enter safely.
Scarab x 20 - A large collective of scarabs. They are small, weak, and easy to deal with, although they are annoying.
Large Sidewinder Snake x 4 - Large snakes that bite hard and carry deadly venom within their fangs.
Random Traps - Traps placed around the area by its secret inhabitants. These can range from ones that release arrows, poison, and even trapping pits.
Giant Scorpion x 5 - These are about 3 feet tall not including their tail. Their pincers have a strong grip and their stinger carries a strong poison.
Carrion Bird Flock - A small flock of carnivorous flying birds.
Oasis Natives x 5 - Natives that have lived secretly within the oasis for generations. They have no magic but they do have weapons such as bows, swords, and spears.
Jaguar - A quick and agile predator that will attack swiftly with its teeth and claws.
Crocodile - Attacks slowly but has a thick hide and a massive bite and tail swipe.
Oasis Mage - A native capable of performing magic. Their magic can vary between sand, fire, water, and plant.
Sphinx Guardians x 2 - Living statues that take the shape similar to that of a sphinx. One attacks using light based magic and energy beams while the other uses dark based and gravity magic.
Oasis Hydra - This creature lives within the center of the large lake within the Oasis. It has a very tough hide that can make physical attacks difficult. The creature has three heads and each one has very sharp rows of teeth. The hydra can breath a poisonous mist and is also capable of creating sandstorms. With each damaging attack it makes its attack damage will increase therefore making the beast more lethal. Don’t get hit.
Reward: A rank exp and 30,000 Jewels
-- credit to Lumindis
The sun shone harshly upon the land, scorching plant and animal alike and threatening to evaporate all moisture which hadn't already disappeared. It was the very first time that Akeya visited a place like this, a vast open desert, and she had very mixed feelings about it. Holding up a hand to shield herself from the glaring sun she was worried that so much light would hinder her abilities too much, as in such a large expanse there wouldn't be a lot of shadows she could make use of. On the other hand...
Her lower body, that of a pure white snake with red markings, pressed against the ochre grains of sand that covered everything, and she felt the warmth of the ground glow through her scales and into her body. It was hot, hot enough that a human would already be sweating like a pig and grabbing a bottle of water to make sure they didn't dehydrate on the spot, even more so if they weren't used to this climate. But Akeya's form was that of a lamia, and like their smaller kin the serpentine folk were very well suited for places like this. There was still danger in the heat, but she would have a lot easier a time enduring it than a warm-blooded creature, as her body knew how to turn most of the warmth into energy for herself, in contrast to humans and similar creatures who generated their own heat entirely and because of that would only be fighting this external source of energy.
She allowed herself to smile slightly at the thought. Originally a dragon it wasn't like she couldn't use her shapeshifting to become warm-blooded as well if need be, but she liked to stay as close to the attributes of the creature whose shape she took as possible without compromising herself, and in this case being cold-blooded was actually an advantage... at least for as long as the day lasted. Given the task of finding something in the depths of this desert, they'd certainly end up traversing it during the night as well. There was a limit to how much area one could search, even with the two of them.
This mission had been assigned to her because she often used the lamia form, meaning she didn't really have to change much to her physical form to be suitable for the task. She hadn't been told much about her partner, other than that they were also very suited for the desert. As she waited for them to arrive Akeya looked around and sniffed the air, but with nothing of interest being anywhere nearby she decided to do the smart thing as a snakefolk: she laid down in the sand, her tail leaving grooves and shifts as it uncoiled, and she closed her eyes as she relaxed and waited. Since she had her tattoos to protect her from the sunlight she could enjoy the heat without being blinded, and she was confident in her ability to spot anything arriving in time for her to react.
After several minutes she decided that, given the fact that there was nobody around and she didn't need them for protection against the environment, she might as well sunbathe without her clothes getting in the way. Raising one hand she snapped her fingers, the white outfit fading away and merging back into her shadow, the white lamia returning to doing nothing while the sun dominated the sky and her only company was the warm winds that flowed across the desert and pushed the sand around, the tall dunes and the rippling patterns which looked like numerous tiny waves.
It was a marvellous place, really, once you found a way to deal with the heat and the sun. She wondered just what they were going to find in the area previously hidden behind a sandstorm, but for now she wouldn't mind if her partner took their time getting here. Under normal circumstances she'd have to constantly be on her guard in case there was some kind of threatening creature, but one of the advantages of this place was that it was very easy to tell if there was something nearby... if you had the right set of senses.