In Search of the Past in Fantastical Role Plays Posted February 27, 2016 · Report post Taylel, weaving between the rocky outcroppings that feebly attempted to impede on their journey, caught Talia's question while he wedged himself through a crevice. He said nothing, helping the others behind him to make it through first, then with a smile playing on his lips he finally answered where she could hear him. "I happened to have a run in with her back in the capital. I was on my way to the frontier lands from there. I have an affinity for artifacts you see, and the frontier is full of them. So naturally, I have obtained quite a wealth of knowledge about the land. I was on my way out when I saw her advertisement for people with unique skills willing to travel and join. Of course, there's no pay, but I'm all right with that. So we've been traveling together since we left the capital," he explained half truthfully. He hadn't said anything false, but neither did he provide any specific information about himself, side stepping the latter half of the questions with the vague answer of I'm in it for the journey. Regalia paid close attention to his words, recording them all and analyzing them for anything that could help reveal himself, but it was nothing she hadn't heard. In fact, it was all surprisingly close to the truth, minus her advertisement. Rather than him finding her, she found him having heard that he was knowledgeable about artifacts. He wasn't much good for what she'd hoped, but knowing the land was enough to keep him around. After they'd gone a significant distance through the ravine, they came face to face with a stone wall that blocked their path. from there, they had to travel through the forest north along the mountain face until, finally, Tayel found the wide mouth that lead to the cave. "I knew it was around here somewhere," Tayel said with a slight chuckle. No one seemed amused at this and he proceeded to explain that the cave would take them to the other side, provided they don't get lost. By this time, however, it was already twilight, just on the verge of night. Regalia had no qualms travelling at all times of the day, but she couldn't make the same call for her companions. "Seeing as it's dark, I suggest we wait until morning to cross over. I'm sure you're tired after the trip all the way to the top, and then back down again," she said considerately, folding her arms and standing idly by. Though capable of complex emotions now, Regalia didn't display much in that way. She was one of very few of her kind that ever developed so much. However, as a queen and a war goddess, it was required that she quell any emotions that could interfere with her duty. Thus, while still feeling emotion, it was more like the emotions were hardly even surfaced, bringing into question whether she truly had any or simply faked it. Tayel, previously inspecting the cave, returned and asked, "Are we camping out here then? If so, I'll start a fire and cook something, assuming no one else feels like doing it this time around too."