- Mission Info:
- Name: Scale the Viper
Type: Group Mission
Reward: 65 EXP, 40 Ryo
Location: Regions 7,8,11,12,13
Details: You have been sent to deal with a rather aggressive and violent Spire Viper. These creatures are known for attacking small towns, buildings or travelers. While easy to spot, they are incredibly hard to fight, leading most people to avoid them. However this specific individual has been creating too many problems, and it is your mission to remove the beast.
Requirements: Each person must make at least six posts, totaling to 2400 WC.
Kannagi Irezumi needed to get to the mountains by sunrise. She had left while the sky was still dark in order to get to the meeting place on time. She had been contracted as a shinobi to deal with a dangerous viper. From what she knew as a pretty avid survivalist, Kannagi had to reach the area when the area was still cool and dimly lit in order to find the creature at his weakest. Moving around all night in search for warmth, shelter, and prey, the viper out here was going to be ready to find a warm hidden spot during the day to rest and digest. That was assuming the viper had eaten its fill and was fat with the weight of rodents in the area. If it hadn't eaten it might have been weak and tired which made sun rise still the prime time to locate and put an end to it. She hadn't been told much about this viper except for that it was capable of delivering a serious venom. Perhaps if she defeated it then she could collect some of the venom for Sojiro to experiment with in the clinic. He would do well to develop an antidote for the viper's killing dosage of antivenom. Apparently the viper was one of many which had made their way into local towns and had done serious damage to the people there. Travelers had spread the word and had even placed up warning signs near the Kataki road as antidotes were not usually carried around and nor were they as effective against this species.
The mission had read that the vipers had struck down buildings as well as individuals. She was sure there had been some missing information as Kannagi had heard of snakes creating nests near buildings for their safety but never had snakes brought down real buildings. The idea was laughable. And so the blue haired kunoichi had set out on her own to handle the viper, leaving a note for Sojiro in the clinic in the chance he tried to look for her in the coming morning hours and she had not yet returned. Her blue hair hung loosely around her ears. She wore her black shorts, a grey tank top, and an extremely light weight overcoat. The coat was practically see through, the sheer blue fabric more to protect from heat and the whipping sand in the wind upon the road. Kannagi had ridden and left Cirilla near the base of the mountain to roam around as she would while the kunoichi explored. The area carried the morning scent she had missed about waking up with her family in the tents during travel: crisped vegetation, crackling wind over the dried cacti, and the smell of the sparse desert flowers from the mountains. It was a smell so empty and vague that few people even noticed but a lifetime of living out in the hot wilds brought the aroma to Kannagi like a tender mother's embrace and she let a smile fill out across her face.
Once within the shade of the mountain, the dark started to lift and she could see plenty of boulders over the mountain's side that would have been perfect refuges for snakes. Once the sun was out, the rays would beat down and heat up those rocks while hiding the vipers from any other predators. It was the perfect place to begin searching for the venomous viper. Kannagi turned over many of the rocks along the way, finding spiders, snakes, and blank rocky spaces beneath them. Nothing looked like what she was after and with caution, she had left all the other desert mountain creatures to their lives in peace. A particularly large tree bent crookedly over a boulder and Kannagi rose her hand over her eyes to gaze at it. It was the last suspect spot in the area before she would need to move on. When she reached the tree, Kannagi bent over and examined the area near to the boulder. She could hear the loud hiss of a snake and the hair stood up on the nape of her neck. "Where are you?" She uttered softly, looking all around her for motion. What Kannagi had expected was a snake, perhaps even a large snake, but there were no signs of movement on the ground. She jerked to the side at the precise and necessary moment to face the situation without a bite from the venomous viper.
As she moved, just inches behind her left arm something smooth bumped against her skin. When the blue eyed kunoichi glanced quickly to observe it, she was sent into surprise, gasping loudly even as she took another step backwards, reaching for her kunai. The viper was here and was much larger than she had assumed. Vipers rarely took on a large size but this twelve foot snake defied all odds. It had dark scales around its top, parallel yellow lines sliding lengthwise down the reptile while its head, the size of one of her feet, was decorated with speckles and flecks of gold around its eyes and lips. A long tongue flicked out before its mouth closed and Kannagi took a quick step backward again, hearing another hiss emerge, but not from above where the viper in the tree looped down and glowered at her, but from below. A small hidden hole in a patch of dessicated grass at the foundation of the crooked tree caused Kannagi to trip and nearly fall upon the boulder as a second and third viper made themselves known from the hole in front of her. She had no chance at outrunning these reptiles but facing off with three aggressive and venomous vipers wasn't exactly how she had planned this excursion going.
WC: 966 / 2400