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A random guard
As Captain Destin explores the new smaller island he has reached, his luck leads him directly through what appears to possibly have been an intentionally misleading winding forest maze, with no problem at all! What [luck]! Even luckier, when he reached the exact center of the forest maze, a guard was somehow waiting for him.
“Hey Destin, we really appreciate your haiku – it definitely helped out. I-It was… *sniffle* beautiful, man! You really earned this!”
The guard handed Destin an [abstract wish pouch], a magical bag that is said to contain a tiny sentiment related to whatever one word you think of while opening it.
As if making it through the forest maze in just a day wasn’t incredibly enough [luck], Destin managed to reach the center of the island during low tide. The center of the island was sunken, and presumably flooded entirely during any other tide. But for Destin, it was a muddy slope downwards to what looked like a temple of sorts, adorned with severely weathered statues.
Carefully treading downwards, Destin found himself in a room with a bunch of what looked like forgotten statues to fallen heroes. Though old, worn and forgotten, you can’t shake the feeling that in their time, these statues were great and deserving tributes to, well, some group of people. At the far end of the room is a mysterious old door, and to the side of it is a group of four unlit torches. Out of curiosity, Destin decided to touch the second torch, and when he did he felt a sliver of his life force fade away, pulled from him and into the torch. The torches changed from:
Unlit, Unlit, Unlit, Unlit -> Lit, Lit, Lit, Unlit
Knowing he could only touch the unlit torches, as touching lit torches was a bad idea, Destin decided he needed to get all the torches lit in the least number of moves, so as not to elongate this awful draining sensation.
Somehow in his idleness, Nirkit loses track of dio212.