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"May I see it?" Akarab asks and extends his hand.
OOC: Unless our dear GM got any surprises in store for us, I'm taking the liberty of bypassing the current turn order xD
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Having been flung into what seemed to be the archaeologists base camp, Akarab stands up.
"I presume this means we found what we were looking for?" He asks Nym.
Once again Akarab tries to figure out the sequence of symbpls that would lead him to the final chamber. Adding to new symbols to to the puzzle in his mind, he steps onto the tile with a broken triangle as the symbol. Certain that this would be the one, or well.. almost.
Akarab steps on the tile with the reversed IV tile.
Akarab goes through the IV tile to confirm what he believes to the one of the last rooms, and to confirm the pattern taking shape in his head. Even though he believes the next one will lead him back and that he has already guessed the symbols in the next room. Unless there were two more undiscovered rooms, one of them with three tiles they had yet to see, nut by now they should have seen all but one.
Then again, he had also realized that he had made a mistake in regard to not properly accounting for the first room that had only One tile. Perhaps he was more confused by this than he was willing to admit.
"Well, its reasonable to assume to symbols we recognize leads back to chambers that we did not visit, but at the same time would have lead us to where we are anyway. If I had to guess is a total of ten rooms, we have seen nine distinct symbols, thus there is only one symbol that we have not seen. Unless the next room is our final destination, then that is where we will find the last one." Akarab thinks our loud.
"I am no expert though, which one should be proceed though next?" he asks.
"Alright, your lead." Akarab says and gestures towards the tiles.
"How about we each pick one, goes through to decern the symbols in the next rooms and then return to this one, if we combine our knowledge, we can perhaps figure out which way to go." Akarab suggests.
"Well, this may take some time.." Akarab comments.
"Thoughts?" He asks Nym and Shiva. Hoping they had more insight in which way to go.
OOC: Apologies for the delay. I was out of town and my phone hates Moddb. Strike One HH ;D
"I'm afraid not." the Jedi master answers.
"If we are to proceed, perhaps it is wisest that we stick together, even thought it is tempting to split up and investigate each path.
Choose a path and I will follow. That is unless we split up?"
Akarab is slightly confused at first, but quickly realizes what has happened. He had seemingly been teleported. When Nym and Shiva arrives he is already on one knee studying the new plates.
The first and most logical assumption is that the one with the same mark as in the previous room leads back. However, without any further understanding of the meaning of these symbols, they would have no knowledge of where they were going.
Akarab decides to be patient and wait for the others to get their bearings as well, or in case they realized something he didn't about these tiles. If not, then they could either go back, or pick a tile each and see where they lead. But if Akarab had to guess, two of them was probably traps.
Like the previous puzzle, this one seem to be affected by pressure, Akarab reaches the conclusion that perhaps standing on it and applying constant pressure might yield some result.
He steps unto it.
"Any ideas?" Akarab asks Nym and Shiva.
OOC: I thought I would let you, AK, figure this one out. ;)
"Hmm. Well this is quite fascinating." Akarab comments, he ignites his lightsaber and uses it as a source of light as he begins to investigate the passage.
"I will do more than share, I will show you." he says. "If it works that is."
He places his hand on the out of place carvings and attempt to pull them out.
Akarab and Circissa part ways, Circissa returns to the shuttle with the remaining comaandos.
Akarab returns to the chamber inside the temple. "I am no expert" he says out loud in case Nym and Shiva re interested. "But I do believe some of these carvings are misplaced. Perhaps there is a purpose behind it."
Akarab places a hand on Circissa's shoulder.
"Go back to the shuttle and return to Eriadu. You must report our findings to the Council as soon as possible, bring your scans with you." He says, and points to her scanning device which she used shortly before they became trapped.
"But I should stay with you, Master, then we can both report our findings. You seem to know more about this than me." Circissa responds.
"I thought I knew what this was about, but I was wrong. However I will stay with the archaeologists and try to learn more about this "Infinite Starlight"." He pauses for a moment, seemingly deep in thought, but then continues. "There is also another reason why you are returning, before we left the temple, I along with the Grand Master agreed that it is time for you to become a Jedi knight. There is nothing more I can teach you." Akarab finishes.
It had always seemed like the years she spent as Akarab's padawan hadn't been many, so it came as a completely surprise. In the end, all she say was; "You honor me Master" and then bows per traditional Jedi manner.
"Now, let us see what fate our Commandos have suffered, along with the others and then you must go."
Akarab and Circissa looks at each other slightly confused by the Sith's indecisiveness in regard to them and as to why the Sith would simply not kill them. If the Commandos were death, there was nothing they could do about it. There were far too many of the guardian droids.
They would have to wait, for are ready for anything.
"And I presume, you are behind our adventure.. Sith." Akarab comments and then see's the helmet. "Yet not aligned with the Empire..." he mumbles. He was not familiar with any other factions that had the benefit, or detriment depending on your perspective, other than the Empire.
Behind him, Circissa is tapping her communications console behind her back, attempting to find out if their Commando squad is still alive.
Before anyone had a chance to respond, Circissa answers;
"A Secret, Neither and Balance"
Riddles had always been a hobby of hers. Akarab was even slightly surprised by her quick response.
As for the clue, Akarab had already considered that their minds had somehow been affected, however he had not yet figured out exactly how. Perhaps Carnifex or Nym and Shiva have knowledge on the matter which he or Circissa have not.
In time, intense meditation would likely shatter a possible illusion, but for now he would see if the Rakata would uphold the bargain.