- Mission Info:
- Name: Collapsed Mine
Participants: Moon Village, Sun Village, Missing Ninja
Type: Group Mission
Reward: 45 EXP, 20 Ryo
Location: Anywhere outside a village
Details: Recently a nearby mine that supplies nearby villages with precious metals has suddenly experienced a partial cave-in, trapping all of the workers inside. Head over quickly and extract the workers from the rubble as quickly as possible. In addition you must bring back the bodies of those who didn't make it so that they may be taken to their families to be laid to rest. Be careful though, the caves may still be unstable and it is only a matter of time until it comes crashing down completely.
Requirements: Each person must make at least four posts, totaling to 1600 WC.
The rumors that had been passed on about the missing salt workers out at the encampment called Whiteshire were at least consistent between those who were still employed by the brothers who ran the salt industry. Between the dead lake, the dessicator machines, and several small caves among the reeds of Usawoti Lake, Banko and Akira hadn't missed much that Kannagi and her masked partner, the Black Spider couldn't pick up on their own. There were small tracks and trails suggesting recent movement out on the eastern side of the water, but no blood, no bodies, and no evidence of either cooking fires or sleeping mats. She left Cirilla beside the Salt Workers' tents, assured that nobody would go near the gray mare who was not tethered to a tree or post. "Why would the workers come out here anyway? Less observation from the bosses?" Kannagi broached, asking the masked man with her what he thought of the situation.
The blue haired female grew annoyed as she trekked through the grasses and reeds. "There's nothing here!" She waved an arm once, "Nothing but the lake, the bugs, and the smell of salt!" She sniffled and then sneezed once to the side. The dry salt air was filling her with an uncomfortable and dusty sensation in her airways. She walked and walked, looking around as she went. Kannagi approached the lake through the whispering dry grasses and then let out a short cry when her foot fell half a foot into a hole in the ground. With a huff, she started to pick herself up off the ground. She pulled up her ankle and rubbed it warily, remembering when she had broken it on one of her first missions. Kannagi drew herself back and nearly growled agitatedly, peering into the hole and discovering it was only one of several. When she knelt on the ground she could see two or three holes were present beneath the thick dead grass. Hidden by the water, some sort of trap door made of dry wood and the reeds bound together. "Well, I could say I meant to do that, but I would be lying," Kannagi looked up to the masked male and offered a weak grin. "Maybe you should lead the way from here. I don't want to risk our discovery if it could lead to endangering those missing workers." She tried to reason with him, not to get out of showing him what she was capable of but because she was a reasonable woman who tried to think with her head and not her fists. It got her in much less trouble this way.