- Character Profile
- Apr 7, 2022
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Rakata Prime || Unknown Regions
Vex perched on a spire of rusting metal sticking out of the moist sand of the beach. A cool breeze blew off the seemingly endless sea behind her, causing her armorweave cape and skirt to billow around her like a flock of angry bats. Somehow, she could feel it seeping beneath the black armor covering every inch of her body. But it was not that sensation she fixated on. It was the sensation of being home in her skin again. She had worn the mask of Nahri Nalju for several months straight now. A necessity, unfortunately. But here, she didn't have to be Nahri.
Here, she could just be herself. Just be Vex.
And yet she couldn't even enjoy that. Rakata Prime was quiet. Entirely too quiet. The intel she had received suggested the planet had been uninhabited for centuries. But in the distance rose a tall, ancient temple. And atop it, she knew from orbital scans, was a beacon that would inevitable pull any large ship in orbit to its doom on the surface. And it was active, which suggested they couldn't be alone on this world. Someone was here. And they didn't want company.
She leaped down from her perch and back onto the beach, casting him a sideways glance. He was young. Or at least he looked young to her. Some species aged differently, after all. And he was well-built, too, so he had clearly seen more than just the inside of a training room. But she wondered how far this experience went. Would he be an aid to her venture? A liability?
"The beacon atop the temple is our objective," she said plainly. "We'll never get anything larger than a starfighter into orbit until it's down." She averted her gaze to where a steep path had been weathered into a cliff several yards ahead of them. She could already sense movement somewhere beyond it. "I hope you're not squeamish."
Just as she said it, a rancor's roar ripped through the narrow cleft. Getting to the temple, it seemed, was not going to be as simple as a stroll on the beach. @Sreeya