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    Nim only has slight magic potential from his heritage. He canít really place the energy of the staff. But it feels like there might be something in there. Not water based, though.
    Now, he did know he would be exploring ruins, so he made sure to bring a few supplies. Applicable in this case, a small pry-bar. Itís not much, but it might be able to help him get some leverage on the bed so he can take enough weight off the trunk to pull it free.
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    The prybar works to lever the bed off of the trunk so it can be pulled out. It's simple and unadorned, made of dry, rotting wood and rusting iron. It's locked, although it doesn't look very sturdy. Its longest dimension is about a foot, and it's approximately half that in any other dimension.
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    Luckily, metal prybars are good for breaking things open, and since the Sphinx canít fit into these passages heís not as worried as he might have been otherwise about making noise. He tries to pry away the pieces of wood delicately and quietly, but barring that he can just start trying to whack it open.
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    The aging trunk falls apart under Nim's attempts to open it, and reveals its contents. It's mostly packed with dry straw which has apparently survived the years by virtue of being too dry for mold to get at, and too well protected for vermin to eat. However, nestled within the straw is something else, a small, clear glass vial attached to a silver chain, a necklace. It's empty right now. The chain is tarnished, but still in good condition otherwise, and the vial is unbroken.
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    Oh, well. This looks like some sort of reliquary. Nim puts the necklace on for safekeeping.
    He should take a look around those plain doors. Thatís probably where the windows that his new friend told him to escape through are. Heíll want to speak to her about this necklace probably. And maybe the staff though he doubts sheíll have much insight on it.
    Still, a quick search of the area behind the plain doors shouldnít take long. If itís like this most things will be too clearly rotten for him to spend much time looking.
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    Each of the other rooms is smaller, not as well furnished, and in as bad of shape or worse. Perhaps the larger room belonged to a high priest while these belonged to rank and file clergy? Each room has a window, a small gap in the stone barely large enough for someone to squeeze through, but usable. Of valuables, Nim won't find much. A few coins in silver and electrum, and, if he looks hard enough, a lost gold earring.
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    Nim will pocket some of his finds for study later. The archaeology department will love these. But he did find some sort of bottle-amulet and a staff. And he should at least tell his new friend that thatís what he found, for better or worse. Nim returns to the naiadís pool, although all the climbing will leave him breathless by the time he gets back there with his dimly glowing stick and new staff.
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    When Nim returns, Spilaio emerges from the pool once more, this time remembering to clothe herself, and clearly happy to see him. "You're back! What did you find?"
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    Nim shows the naiad the necklace and the staff.
    "Your priest seemed to be keeping these. I can't say I know what they're for, but they were clearly being kept as something special." he assures her.
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    "May I?" Spilaio holds out her hands, asking to take and examine the items. Maybe it's clear from her gaze that the necklace is more interesting to her than the staff. She's more magical than Nim, she might be able to better tell what they do.
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    Nim smiles and gladly hands over the items. They were the priest's dedicated to her. "These are from your temple. As far as I'm concerned they're yours, if you want them."
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    Asher stretches out his hands and does what is essentially a Force Push, with enough force behind it that it might end up breaking through the wall, if it doesn't get destroyed in the process.
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    Spilaio gingerly reaches for the staff first. She shudders as she touches it. "It feels like the winds. Poseidon's wrath. It would sing with fury if it could, but for now, it is asleep. I don't want it." She sets it down by the side of the pool, and takes the necklace. Her eyes go wide. "Oh! This is perfect! However did you find it?" She lunges out of the pool to hug Nim, but is just as likely to miss or to accidentally pull him in with her. And he might notice that her feet never entirely leave the water.

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    The robot ant is dashed against the wall, its component parts scattering through the hallway. Looks like Asher's work here is done.
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    With a yelp, Nim is pulled into the pool. He doesn't look terribly bothered about it, but only because he very barely manages to rip the notebook out of his pocket and hold it over his head to keep it dry in the second it takes him to fall. His feat of alacrity is also uncommented on.
    "I'm glad you're happy. Your priest must have been saving it for you. Ah...what is it, exactly?" he asks, dripping and setting the book down on the cavern floor.
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    Asher leaves the room to go find Eao. Upon seeing her, unless something happens, he'll smile. "I did it. An ant came to stop me, but I dealt with it. What've you found, Eao?"
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    "Nothing good. They were building a warship. A big one. As soon as it was done, they took it somewhere else. But they're good at hiding information. I couldn't figure out where." Eao looks upwards. "It's somewhere out there now. We need to watch out for it." She starts heading for the door. "We should go. There's nothing left for us here."

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    "I don't know, exactly. But it was made for me. It's meant to hold some of my water. I think it will let me walk on dry land!" Spilaio is ecstatic at the thought. She's already bending down to fill the vial at the end of the necklace with water from the pool. Does Nim believe her assessment?
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    "Oh, well. Good." Nim, having no knowledge on magic aside from how to use some of them and how it sometimes is built into the biology of magical creatures, does not know enough to even think about contradicting her, and has to believe what she's talking about.
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    "So it's not over yet. I could scan to see which direction it is, and we can go after it later." Asher says, eager to keep adventuring. Not soon, I hope, my hyperfocus is shifting to music and coding mode.

    Nonetheless, he follows her out the door. "We should go back to GLoG and show Reelshka that we did it! That'll prove to her that we're not just ordinary kids!"
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    "Yeah! This'll show her!" Eao is all for that idea. The exit from the complex in uneventful, no significant threats appearing to try to stop them. Returning to GLoG should be simple.

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    A look of surprise crosses Spilaio's face as she puts the necklace, now full of water from the pool, on. "Can you... Help me out?" She's never set foot outside the water in her pool before. She looks to Nim to help her get her footing. Does she look different? More real than before, more solid?
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    Nim gets out of the pool (away from the notebook) and drops some of his stuff. Reaching out, he smiles and tries to help gently pull her onto the stone floor of the cave.
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    Spilaio is pulled out of the pool, and for the first time in her life, onto dry land. She gasps at the feeling, unsure what to think. Slowly, unsteadily, she gets onto hands and knees. All of the natural grace she possessed in the water is gone. She waits for Nim to stand so he can help her up."So, so strange."
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    "Well. Uh. Small complication. To get up to the quarters and the window there's a ladder cut into the well. I can stay a while but you'll need to be coordinated enough to get up." Nim warns her as he helps her up.
    "I could help you up there, but if you're as heavy as a normal person I might not be able to do much."
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    Spilaio awkwardly gets to her feet, wobbling and leaning on Nim for support. She carefully lifts one foot and wiggles her bare toes, then sets it back down. "I must be, or maybe heavier." In the water, she was practically weightless. "I guess I should practice walking." She tries to let go of Nim and take a few uneasy steps, but looks like she's about to fall. She's imitating his movements, it doesn't come naturally to her.
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    Nim takes a seat.
    "Take as much time as you need. I can wait. For a while, at least." he assures her. And wait he can!
    At least for a while. He didn't bring more than a day's food though and he'd rather not have to sleep here...
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    Frustrated, Spilaio continues to wobble back and forth, her arms flailing. "You make this look so easy! How do you do this all the time?" She'd rather swim any day than totter around on her legs. Some closer instruction might help her.
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    Nim smiles and stands up, taking her hand and trying to walk slowly beside her.
    "It's just balance. You'll get it eventually. Just take it slow." He will need to make sure she has some coordination before they try to avoid the sphinx, though.
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    Spilaio tries to match Nim's stance and move as he does. She's getting a little better, but it will be a while before she's able to walk unaided around the small room. She hasn't even encountered any sort of difficult terrain yet. "I did it!" She seems pretty excited about this small accomplishment.
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    Nim smiles.
    ĒYeah, you did. But it might not be a great idea to ask you to climb that big ladder...
    Hey Prada, now that sheís unbound could you get the two of us through the mirror again?Ē
    He asks.
    He wonders if he could just think his questions to the snake. But that might be alarming since then Prada can probably read all his thoughts.
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    "Through the mirror? What are you talking about?" Spilaio walks, still a little awkwardly, over to look more closely at Nim, although he's not doing anything she can actually watch. She's just curious.
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