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Pet Name: Zaidiia
In the wide expanse of the desert, a high, dry wind kicked up the scorching sand, further blurring your vision and causing you to squint. Eventually, the torturous wind storm died down, allowing a proper view of bearings of this seemingly harsh climate. In the distance, Buzz flew overhead, scattering the sunlight across the sand dunes. Zaidiia, seemingly unperturbed by the sudden change of events, lay back and relaxed, sorting through a rather ominous-looking pile of scrolls recently purchased at Quasala’s ‘Words of Antiquity’. At his feet, a small Scarabug named Scrounge was scrabbling and clicking avidly, the impatience for venturing overwhelming him. Seeing this, Zaidiia paused and a flicker of a smile flitted across his beak.
“Yes, Scrounge, I realize this studying can be rather dull at times…but you realize it’s necessary, don’t you?”
Scrounge just scowled in reply.
“If we are to emerge successful in our duty, we should make sure that we’re well prepared and not run in head first, not knowing what to do first!”
Scrounge rolled his eyes as though in exasperation, and buried himself in the sand as though to hide himself from all prying eyes.
Zaidiia just shook his head and continued reading the scroll silently. He realized that these scrolls contained vital hints and clues on how to successfully thwart the plans of Kronos and successfully retrieve the 'Esencia Todas de Piedra' or more commonly dubbed as the ‘Stone of all Essence’. This brilliant gem was what kept all Life Forces in balance and prevented the world from plummeting into world wide chaos and destruction. As the assigned Protector, it was Zaidiia’s duty to protect it from any type of damage or theft imaginable, so forces could maintain equilibrium. Unfortunately, numerous deviants such as Kronos would get this sudden, insane idea that they would be able to steal the Stone, and then somehow warp its energies for negative purposes.
Only recently did he succeed in a battle of overwhelming odds, leaving Zai in a bewildered state. He closed his eyes. He really needed to improve his defenses, especially gullibility. He hated to admit it, but he sometimes tended to be rather trusting and naïve at times, usually allowing the enemy to come in deep and trick him in the end. Zai had fervently hoped that by reading up on all types of sorcery and skills, he and Scrounge would be able to better defend themselves and emerge as victors from the conflict. Zaidiia yawned. As he nodded off to sleep, a blue Krawk about his age was racing breathlessly toward him. Zai woke with a start. He noticed that she was carrying a shiny cup which she seemed to be struggling with. He rushed over to assist her.
“Whew, sure am glad I could find you, Zai!” she panted. “I was about to melt this thing down so it wouldn’t be such a burden!”
Zaidiia swiftly relieved her of the cup. “Wow, what’s this for?” he asked while inspecting it.
“Oh, well, you know...” Rei shuffled her feet. “Spotlight was this week, so of course, nomination was open.”
“Oh, this is a surprise.” The whole event had slipped his mind. He had been busying himself with piecing together his latest scheme to get the Piedra in his hands once more.
“Well, there was a ceremony as well, but I figured you’d be too preoccupied and such.”
“Thanks, I appreciate it. Hopefully soon, I’ll be able to be at peace once more when the Stone is restored.” He turned over the cup in his hands and smiled.
“It does rather help to know that there are those out there who realize and support my work here.”
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