The room was filled with gold. Lunx didn’t really care: he sensed far more valuable things deeper in. Letting his magical affinity guide him, he dug through heap after heap of gold. Spinebreeze was under orders to pick up some of the gold, because they would probably have the opportunity to barter at some later date, even if there wasn’t a living soul in this accursed desert…
The thought darkened Lunx’ mood. There was indeed no life in this land – thanks to him. Any known settlements had been wiped out by that tsunami. The same tsunami that had destroyed their ship and nearly killed Blu – for which he still wasn’t speaking with Lunx.
Lunx looked over towards his brother, who – like the rest of the groups – was looking through the vast amount of treasure they had come upon, but his heart didn’t seem to be in it.
I should talk to him, thought Lunx.
‘Sorry I almost killed you, your wife, and the rest of the group, and actually killed all those villages along the coast’? That would end well, especially within earshot of the rest of the group, who he had lied to about it.
But then again, Blu was his brother. He deserved the truth. He deserved much more, but at least he deserved the truth. I’ll tell him later, Lunx decided. When we’re alone, or the others are asleep.
Spite bit Lunx’s hand lightly, as if to remind him that he had stopped digging through the gold. Artifact-wise, the trip to the desert was already going well, Lunx thought, with his rather twisted brand of optimism. He had one really useful amulet, and one really big sword. Some of the others gave the sword a weird look – what use had Lunx for a sword, let alone a sword as big as himself? they thought. They didn’t seem to realise the power the sword contained. This was the weapon of a god – many would pay almost anything to get their hands on it, and Lunx wanted – no, needed – some off-the-market things.
Frustrated that Lunx was still lost in thought, Spite had disappeared among the gold heaps. He now re-emerged, holding something that pulsed with power. Lunx took it, and inspected it.
Yes, this would do nicely.