"This is called an elevator," Tantra says learnedly. "Some high-end structures in pony and griffon territories use them to get from one level to another faster."
"Y-yeah, you didn't know that!?" LJ taunts, while his knees knock underneath him.
Tantra makes you all tea to pass the time, including a mug for the maid, who cannot help but take it. Soon enough, the elevator stops, and you exit.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg4C31OdUhE
The halls on this floor are more structured like the inside of a tree branch, rounded, with a refreshing scent of bark and foliage. Through circular windows, you can see the murky world below, teeming with unknown life forms and phenomena. Giants roam upon the earth, bodies hidden in mottled fur as black as an abyss, and over the far mountains, a spindly, segmented corpse of a crustacean, a body all made of networking limbs, rots and holds up a chunk of the Beyond, pulled straight from the sky.
But you have no time to watch, as you are ushered onward. You soon enter a long and multi-leveled library that doubles as a herb garden, rich with the scent of soil and books. "Make yourselves at home," the maid drones, before wandering off.
At first it seems like you're the only ones around, but a shuffling of books indicates another presence. Above one shelf, you see a large wizard hat moving around, obscured behind some books.>>692209>>692205
"It was from the attacking force that we pulled these test subjects," Pax explains. "As a set of strong demons, they prove to be the most durable, and therefore reusable, for repeat and variant tests, especially those requiring more invasive methods. More useful than, say, a random sample of weaker ones."
Blessings' face falls, and you see her expression darken.>>692213
Without hesitation, you begin to inhale the information present in the texts. Blessings shakes your shoulder, and you can tell she's about to vomit. "Observer, come along. You can read in the ship."
"And hello to you too, my star pupil," Yatrius says to Blessings.
She shakes your shoulder again without looking at him, voice lowering to a whisper. "Observer, please. Let's go.">>692207
"The same to you," River says, turning to face you.
The shopkeep goes through some drawers, and finds a mid-sized vial with a red cork. "Something simple. If you put any liquid in this vial, you've got an infinite supply. If you pour some out or drink it, then as long as there's a little left, it will regenerate until it's full."