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Syka is a new settlement of primarily humans on the east coast of Falyndar opposite of Riverfall on The Suvan Sea. [Syka Codex]

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Giving it a once over

Postby Marino Oceangem on June 23rd, 2020, 1:00 am

15th of Summer, 520 A.V.


As more totem pieces started to be found, Marino became more inclined to start searching on his own. They were even close to completing a couple of them and that was exciting because he wanted to see what they would do. Tazrae’s guests seemed to think they would have some sort of effect when they were assembled, so Marino was particularly interested in seeing what the fish totem would do. For today’s portion of volunteer effort, he decided to start with Swing Beach. It was a good location for him because of its proximity to the Seasilk, though it did sorely tempt him to just spend his time swimming instead of searching. He kept focused though. These totems would be good for the settlement so he wanted to proceed swiftly.

Marino began his search by starting through some of the more elaborate seats with cushions before making his way through the simpler affairs. He also checked among the trees, and the sea in the places that the hung over the water. This wasn’t much of a problem for him as he was just wearing a simple pair of white isuas breeches and a loose fitting white isuas shirt. The water felt good on his ankles, inclining him to spend more time searching those spots than on the sand.

When he didn’t find anything, he decided a more in-depth search of the sea was in order. Setting down his pack, he stripped and plunged into the water off of the swings. In a burst of movement, he paddled down to the bottom. There he grabbed handholds where he could, pulling himself down as he looked around the shallow water. He wasn’t looking for anything in particular. Simply taking a moment to appreciate the scene below which was filled with a variety of kelps and other vegetation that gave ample cover for the sea life that shelters in the shallows. Before he came up for air, he waved at a small fish that came up to inspect him, grinning as it darted away from him.

Coming up for air, he transitioned to treading water on his back. It gave him a good view of Swing Beach, as well as any who passed that little stretch of shore. Swimming in the water brought out a sort of idleness in him as he slowly pulsed his arms to take him deeper out into the sea. He didn’t go too far, because he did indeed intend to do some searching today, no matter how relaxing it was to wait out this heat in the water. Continuing that thought, he decided to swim down the shoreline a ways to see if he might be able to spot anything interesting in the shallows. He followed it down until he started getting close to the Tidepool bar and then turned back to get his clothes. So far as he knew no one had found anything yet at the Tidepool bar, so maybe it could bear a look. Feeling the excitement of the chase once more, Marino hurried back.
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Giving it a once over

Postby Marino Oceangem on June 26th, 2020, 11:42 pm

Shoal nodded, turning over the totem in his hands. “Kind of uncomfortable looking into that eye. How about we get this back to the commons? I’ve got a place in mind for us to go afterward and who knows. We might add to the bounty we got already.” Marino grinned, and nodded in agreement that the fish was a little creepy, though the art was unmistakably masterful. He followed the svefra back to the commons to turn in the fish head before they walked back to his casinor. While they walked, they took a good look at what had been assembled so far, and Marino was happy to see that others were having as much luck as him with finding the totems.

So what’s this place you’ve got in mind?” Marino asked as he pushed the Seasilk back out into the water, and Shoal helped. “Where it all started, Treasure point.” He grinned. “Figure even if there isn’t a totem, there might be something else we could find. Stuff is always washing up on that beach for some reason.” Marino quirked an eyebrow. “What kind of stuff?” Shoal shrugged as they waded waist deep into the surf, and climbed aboard the Seasilk. “Trinkets mostly. Old coins, and the like.” Marino scratched his chin and brushed some of the sand off of his legs before getting the Seasilk oriented in the right direction with his grapple pole. “Well then, hopefully we find something.” He said with an earnest grin and got to work setting the sails.

Soon they were skipping across the water down the bay and towards the large bar of sand in the distance. That was what apparently constituted treasure point. Seeing how it extended towards the open sea, he understood the point part well enough. The treasure part not so much. He couldn’t see anything along the beach as they drew close, though he figured that the trinkets must wash up when the tide came in high. With the tide as far out as it had been all summer so far, he didn’t expect as much would wash up this season though he could be wrong about the source of this trinkets. In fact, he was hoping that was the case as they pulled up along the beach and hopped down into the sand.

Well, good luck, I’ll go down this way, while you search down the other half, okay?” Shoal asked, immediately taking control of the situation as they embarked. Marino was fine with that and started his part of the search combing the beach that curved towards the settlement. He paid particular attention to where the water met the land, digging into the soft packed sand with the heel of his foot occasionally. Slowly, he extended that search farther into the point, seeing if the wind had covered anything when it had brought the totems here. It would have been quite the sight to have seen the animals out here when the initial discovery was made. He could imagine the little monkeys from the Overgrown Playground rolling away one of the totems or hauling it between them. The picture was very cute. After several chimes, he took a look over at where Shoal was searching to see if he had any luck.
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