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This roleplay is currently Free join. Keep in mind that if I get continuous god-modding and drastic plot-stealing/altering, I will kick the offenders and restrict the RP to those I invite.


Rumors of a legendary treasure hidden deep within the Desert Ocean Zone of Efrika have been passed around for centuries, in the form of fables and myths. But now, beliefs become firmer, and many people believe it is entirely possible that the place does exist.

Unfortunately, these rumors have reached those with less-than-noble mindsets, including Dr. Eggman himself. Believing that such a hard-to-reach and nigh-mythical location would be the perfect place to house a Chaos Emerald, as well as other potentially powerful artifacts, Eggman orders the Efrika Sub-boss stationed in the Desert Ocean Zone, Kerion Croc, to seek out the sanctuary and find the Chaos Emerald for him.


  1. Stick to the plot. Do not alter it to revolve around your character, do not change it drastically, etc.
  2. No Godmodding. You should all know what this means; no auto-hitting, no random attacks, no constant avoidance of damage, etc.
  3. No Trolling.
  4. No picking random fights with others.
  5. Do not just randomly jump into a scene. Either ask, or build up your arrival accordingly (I.E "Suddenly, such and such and such" or "Meanwhile, somewhere else blah blah blah")
  6. No steering the plot off course or making it revolve around your character(s).
  7. No canon characters.
  8. No controlling other users' characters without their permission.
  9. As of now, only the Sandstorm Arbiters (which also includes Nassor and Rashidi-Oba) live in the temple. This means you can't suddenly decide to have your character live there as well; you must ask me, first.
  10. No finding the treasure early! I already have an idea as to what it is, and I'll decide when it's found!
  11. No randomly teleporting into The Pharaoh's room!
  12. Put effort in your posts. I mean it; none of this "Person: Shadow Ball! *uses Shadow Ball*" crap.
    • Acceptable method: (Person: Shadow Ball! *charges up a concentrated ball of shadow energy, and then fires it at Person 2*)
    • Preferred method: ("Shadow Ball!" Person yelled. Cupping his hands in front of him, he began charging up a concentrated ball of pure shadows. After a few seconds he threw the ball at Person 2.)

Current Participants

Moderators are the peacekeepers of the RP (their names are in green). Listen to them if they tell you that you broke a rule, and don't throw a hissy pissy fit if they give out constructive criticism on how you RP.

  • Ryushusupercat - RP Owner/Moderator
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  • Skyblade - RP Moderator
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  • Dezlol
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Banned Users



Those who wish to explore, and possibly find the Treasure!

  • Ramses the Lion - A resident of Brightdune who's had two strange stones in his possession for as long as he can remember. Played by Ryu.
  • Squad 17 - Members of the Word of Kiritsu who seek out the treasure on a mission to ensure it is not a threat to the Dawn Kingdom. All played by Skyblade
  • Razer the Fox - Sent to the Desert Ocean Zone alongside Twinkle to search for the treasure within the area, maybe more! Played by VGN34D.
  • Twinkle the Cat - Sent alongside her fellow ally Razer to help find the pyramid for treasure, or maybe more than that as well! Played by VGN34D.
  • Shade the Porcupine - An 11-year-old Porcupine who loves adventure. He has read about the "myth" from his books, and had ventured on a journey to find the treasure. Played by CaneTheVelociraptor.


Those with unknown motives.


Those who want the treasure for selfish reasons!

  • Dr. Eggman - He believes that a Chaos Emerald is hidden within the temple.
    • Orbot and Cubot - Two lackeys also sent to search for the temple, though knowing Cubot and his antics, Orbot will have to try and keep him at bay, lest Cubot ends up unleashing Kerion's wrath! Played by VGN34D.
  • Kerion Croc - Kerion searches for the temple at the behest of Dr. Eggman. However, Kerion will gladly take any other treasures he can find, as well. Played by Ryu.
  • Efrika Egg Soldiers - The regiment of Efrika Egg Soldiers who serve under Sub-boss Kerion Croc. Random Egg Soldiers are played by anyone.


Are these guys Good or Evil? (All played by Ryu)

  • Pharaoh Nassor - Once a kind and generous king with a wife and child, a traitorous magician cursed the pharaoh's people, causing them to turn on him; as a result, Nassor locked himself away in his temple...
  • The Sandstorm Arbiters
  • Rashidi-Oba - Male; the keeper of the Sanctuary's grand library.



Within the Shifting Sands Egg Base, a large, Cyberized crocodile was bent over an old-looking map sprawled out on a table. Scaly, clawed fingers drum rhythmically against the paper, and icy blue eyes are narrowed.

"For too long, you've been hidden from me...a drop of precious water in an endless, parched hell..."

He growled a bit, eyes scanning the map restlessly. It was a bit of an archaic-looking scroll, with the illustration of a beautiful temple roughly in the middle of it; the map itself was of the Desert Ocean Zone.

"You're there, I know you are! There wouldn't be an eternal sandstorm for no reason!"

The door opened up behind him, and a male tenrec wearing Egg Soldier fatigues poked his head in.


Almost instantly, the crocodile whirled his head around, snarling and baring metallic fangs.

"Who interrupts me?!"

The tenrec cowered, clearly terrified of the much taller Mobian.

"I-It's Dr. Eggman, sir! H-He wants to speak with you!"

The croc snorted a bit, and strode forward.

"Very well..."

Within the command center, the tenrec was timidly following the crocodile as he approached the central monitor, where the face of the doctor himself could be seen, with an impatient frown on his face.

"I hope I did not keep you waiting, sir," said the crocodile, his brusque tone having completely vanished to be replaced by one of careful respect; even he feared Eggman's wrath.

"Thankfully, no, but this is an important matter, Kerion," said the doctor, hands behind his back. "I'm sure with all the time you've spent in the Desert Ocean Zone, you've heard of a place known as the 'Sandstorm Sanctuary', yes?"

The croc, Kerion, looked surprised, and quickly nodded his head.

"Yes, of course, sir! Said to be a myth... always surrounded by a sandstorm... wh-why do you ask, sir?"

"As you know, those Chaos Emeralds have been eluding me for far too long, now," said Eggman, crossing his arms now. "But, I believe I may have gotten a lead on one. My radars have detected energy signatures that are quite similar to those of a Chaos Emerald, and those signatures were coming from the place where the Sandstorm Sanctuary is said to be."

The crocodile nodded again.

"I want you to take your men and find that Chaos Emerald," Eggman continued, his bespectacled gaze not breaking from Kerion's. "Raid the entire place if you have to, and capture anyone who resists you."

"But sire, what about that sandstorm...?"

"Oh, that won't be a problem," said Eggman. "I've got some Helihaulers delivering some very special devices to your base as I speak. They should be there... now."

Kerion frowned a bit as he scratched at his metal chin, before nodding.

"Thank you graciously, sire. We will not fail in our mission!"

"I know you won't, Kerion," said Eggman, his face stern. "You know the price of failure, after all..."

The two lackeys look on, though Orbot was very weary of Kerion's presence, and all he could do was hold Cubot close to him.

"Hey! No touchy-feely, dude!" Cubot tried to give himself some space, but Orbot hushed at him.

"Shhh! It's for your own good...!" Orbot voiced with worry.

"Why? He's just a giant ol' alli--" Cubot was cut off when Orbot quickly placed a hand to his mouth.

"Shush! Keep your comments to yourself, especially if you want to keep your vital parts intact... he's not entirely known for enjoying funny jokes..." Orbot whispered to Cubot with obvious worry before looking on to Kerion and Eggman.

Kerion wasn't paying attention to the robots at the moment, and nodded again.

"Yes sir, I understand," he said. "I promise you I will not fail!"

Eggman smirked.

"Good," he said, and then cut the connection. Kerion straightened up and turned.

"Hmph; I wonder exactly what he left here, anyways," he mused to himself, starting to walk out of the room. The tenrec had been standing near the corner of the room, staring at the floor as the crocodile passed by.

Part 1: The Journey

In the town of Brightdune, a slim male lion was already wandering around, arms behind his head as he walked; he seemed to be rather bored.

"Man...there's nothing to do today," he groaned. The disposition would naturally be offputted if he knew about the invisible plane hanging directly above him.

”Alright, people, here’s the deal,” Carson Mercury said to the rest of Squad 17. They stood in the plane’s mostly empty underbelly, looking at a computer screen “We know our mission. Find information about this mysterious is treasure, make sure it’s not real or a threat, get out. I’ll be here, talk to me on comns.”

Mammoth nodded. Grainne did too but clearly had a loathing for the metal lump in her ear. They walked out one of the side doors, jumping out into an alleyway not far from the lion’s position. The invisible plane flew away, leaving no trace other than a strong wind most assumed was just normal weather. Grainne and Mammoth walked down the alley, ready to begin asking about this mysterious secret of the sands and it’s location.

Meanwhile at a large, open area containing nothing but sand within the Desert Ocean Zone, a 2-door SUV was seen traversing throughout the deep sands, driven by Razer, with Twinkle at the passenger seat.

Twinkle looked out the window and back to Razer, who is focusing on his driving abilities. "Seems it beats me having to ride a bike with you; the temperature outside is quite unbearable. Least with air conditioning, I should be fine."

Her voice had a robotic sound to it, coupled with her normal voice as well. The car itself did not have its navigational system so they have to completely guess which landmark, or places of interest, they could find, maybe a town as well.

"Well you know me, I'm a walking solar panel. The hot temperatures also make me stronger as well, but since I have to ride along with you, the last thing you'd get is a heat stroke." Razer replied whilst looking around to see if there's any place of interest.

"If I remember, the Desert Ocean Zone should have a town around here... though this car doesn't have a GPS so might as well take a wild guess along the way."

He shrugged and merely kept driving, Twinkle nodded her head while sitting back.

"So long as I get to stay inside your car, I'll be perfectly fine..." Twinkle said, trailing off along the way. Razer gave a quick glance at her before looking forward. Over the horizon, Brightdune Town was up ahead.

Razer gave a small smile. "There's a town up ahead. We should be able to stop by there."

Twinkle was delighted to hear this. "Wonderful! Glad to see Desert Ocean Zone having civilization!"

Brightdune Town was a bustling little place, known for being a high center of commerce despite its size. Caravans could be seen coming and going into the village, as well as the occasional motorcyclist or Extreme Gearist.

Upon arriving there, Razer slowed the vehicle down to an appropriate speed, as he looked around. Some of the residents took notice of the vehicle being driven.

"Looks like they're watching your ride, Razer." Twinkle mused.

"Well, it's not a high-roller or anything. Just something that I handpicked for our run in the Desert Ocean Zone. Besides, why would I be driving an ultra-fast vehicle that can't handle the dunes?" Razer soon spots a supply shop nearby.

"Let's pull over here for us to shop for supplies, and ask around for directions regarding the temple." Razer instructed as he pulled the SUV over to the side, shifting it to neutral from the shift stick and pulls the handbrake. He shuts it off and pulls the key from the ignition before the duo exits the vehicle. Once the doors were locked, they closed them shut and enter inside.

The residents eyed on the vehicle that was parked as the duo started shopping inside, retrieving the necessities in case they are to venture on a long trip.

Outside of the town, a lemur looks on with binoculars, having just seen a few enter Brightdune Town, and serving as their scout. He sets down the binoculars and pulls up a walkie-talkie as to relay his teammates.

"Tyrus to Shifting Sands. We got ourselves a Brightdune Town over here. Shall we pay ourselves a visit and ask the locals around for clues about the temples and maybe treasures? Over."

The walkie-talkie crackled faintly with static as the lemur got his answer.

"Sounds good to me. Over," came the female voice.

Tyrus nodded and waits for his team to arrive. It didn't take too long for a group of four Mobians, all riding in a large off-roader, to show up; a female fennec fox, a male tenrec, a male rhino, and a female margay.

He turns around to see the group arrive, and was quick to hitch a ride in their vehicle by grabbing onto its side. His tail grasping onto the railing to keep himself balanced.

"Brightdune Town's just up ahead."

"Good to know," said the rhino, who was driving the vehicle.

"Umm... w-won't the townspeople be suspicious of us?" the tenrec asked nervously.

"Not unless you'd end up screwing up and getting Kerion mad, Yohannes. The last time that happened, he used Cubot as his personal 'stress reliever' by disassembling his parts piece by piece. And it was all because of his botched knock-knock joke he made up. And it took Eggman a whole day to reassemble Cubot again." Tyrus answered. He can clearly remember the incident from the previous day.


"Hey-hey, ya big and scary! Wanna hear a knock-knock joke?" Cubot asked Kerion, as to try and get him entertained. Kerion growled a bit, looking irritated.

"If I say yes, will you leave me alone afterwards?" he grumbled.

"But of course!" Orbot beamed to Kerion before asking, "Knock-knock!"

"Who's there?" Kerion huffed.

"Croc!" Cubot responded, hopefully he can deliver the punchline when Kerion asks the next question.

"Croc who?" Kerion grumped.

"Croc-a-doodle-doo!" Cubot spoke out. This, however, doesn't please Kerion the slightest. At all.

"...that was so stupid!" Kerion growled, punching Cubot right into a wall.

"No wait--!" Cubot exlaimed but was soon punched hard right into the wall, causing parts to go flying! Both Yohannes and Tyrus look on without being seen by Kerion, with Tyrus wincing at the sight.


Yohannes let out a nervous chuckle, a shaking hand touching the large and ugly scar across his left eye.

"B-Believe me, I know what happens when he's mad," he mumbled. "I know all t-too well."

"It's why we're glad we're not bringing those two robotic knuckleheads with us. They're busy trying to make themselves look useful... that is, if Eggman has any more spare parts in case Kerion tears them apart like paper," Tyrus mused.

"Better he tears those bots apart than us," the rhino chuckled. "At least they can be rebuilt."

"Either way, we're here." Tyrus informed the team, having arrived at Brightdune Town. The rhino slowed the off-roader and brought it to a halt just outside of the town entrance.

Tyrus got off of the vehicle for him to walk, "Let's see what we can find something of interest. And do keep calm; there are a few residents that have robotic parts like ours."

Eniola and Fredrik exited the off-roader and started making their way over to the town, while Yohannes fidgeted.

"Ah, umm... p-perhaps I should stay here? And watch over the truck...?"

Tyrus sighed a bit and shrugged. "You do you, we'll do us."

The fennec smiled and patted Yohannes' shoulder in a reassuring way.

"Don't worry Yohan, we shouldn't take too long," she said, before following after her comrades.

Meanwhile, a young, purple porcupine entered the desert, wearing a green backpack. He stares into a book, then looks around.

"I think I'm in the place now," he said to himself. The desert was quiet, and there was nobody else around...

Part 2: The Search

As Tyrus and the group search for people regarding the temple, Tyrus spots a boxy-vehicle parked close to the market, where Razer and Twinkle were currently shopping. He glanced around and quickly pulls out a camera as to make sure the duo doesn't leave the market yet before taking a picture of the license plate.

Afterwards, he quickly pulled a cellular device and connects the camera to the phone, texting the command center at the Shifting Sands Egg Base and uploading the picture as well. The text was shown on the screen, reading:

'Scan the license plate. -Tyrus'

The Egg Soldier stationed there started running scans on the picture, eyes focused on the screen.

The screen is displayed as:


The Egg Soldier soon sends a response back to Tyrus' cellular device, which depicts a full description of it.

"Well, well. Seems this fellow is the owner of that fancy car, hmm?" Tyrus mused, before rummaging through his fanny pack as to grab something inside.

"Uhh... okay, why do we care about this fox in particular, Tyrus?" Fredrik frowned, arms crossed.

"Maybe he knows some stuff," Eniola shrugged.

"And considering as how normal vehicles are relatively uncommon these days..." Tyrus pulls a small, tracking beacon and latches it underneath the vehicle. And being magnetic, it sticks easily to the metal of the vehicle.

"It should count as Plan B in case we get nothing. Besides, have you seen any other Mobians who use vehicles as methods of transportation? Pretty much most of them are just fast runners." Tyrus added.

Fredrik frowned as he looked over at the off-roader he had been driving earlier, lifting a finger as if to speak.


Eniola gave him a gentle nudge.

"That doesn't quite count, Fred," she chuckled. Tinashe stretched her arms a bit.

"So... what do we do now?" she asked.

"We have to move on before we raise any suspicion. And I just heard the cash register..." Tyrus answered, motioning his head as to move elsewhere before Razer and Twinkle exit the market.

Eniola and Tinashe were already scooting away, followed by Fredrik, who looked around a bit before moving.

Razer and Twinkle returned with various supplies and opens the trunk door in the back, with the duo stuffing them in the backseat, and in the backseat for extra room from opening both doors.

"Whew! Glad we got our supplies inside, Razer." Twinkled sighed in relief, "That was some shopping."

"Tell me about it. At least we got that out of the way." Razer mused before getting into the driver's seat, closing the door. Twinkle got in the passenger seat and closing the door before her friend began to start up.

"So far, no luck. Cashier said he knows nothing about the temple. Let's just go to the motel for us to rest up for the day. We'll ask locals around in the meantime." Razer said before starting up the Hopper and slowly driving off from the market, with pedestrians making their way to the motel, unaware that the tracking device is active underneath the vehicle.

"Looks like they're on the move, Tyrus," said Eniola, watching the blip on the radar move across the screen. Tinashe focused her Cybernetic eye on the departing vehicle.

"It looks like they're headed for that motel," she said.

After Tyrus gained some information from a merchant, he regrouped with the others, with a small apple he 'borrowed' while the merchant wasn't looking held by his tail, taking a bite of the apple.

"Are they? I've been told that there was a temple of the sort far from Brightdune Town and apparently not a single Mobian had ever discovered the place." Tyrus spoke while taking another bite.

"That could be where they plan to head next," said Eniola, leaning back a bit, perched on top of a wall. "With that tracking device you put on their vehicle, all we gotta do is tail 'em and we're golden!"

"If they can even find this temple in the first place," Fredrik frowned.

"And if they do, we'll be sure to stop them in their tracks before they can enter. Once they arrive, that is." Tyrus mused, having finished eating an apple and tosses it aside with his tail.

He then pulls a walkie-talkie as to relay Yohannes, "Hey, Yohan. Get back in the off-roader and come pick us up."

"Roger," Yohannes nodded, climbing into the front seat and starting up the vehicle, before making his way into the town with it to pick up the others.

Meanwhile, the duo had arrived at the motel, shutting off their vehicle. They get off of their car and rent a room for them to stay. Razer then asked Twinkle, "Any luck so far?"

"Well, the only answers I got were people mentioned about the temple far beyond Brightdune Town, that's all I know about it. They didn't give any further details about it, they said that nobody has entered the temple before, and they didn't wanna know either." Twinkle explained.

Razer rubbed his chin with a finger, "Hmm. Whatever it is, that temple must be heavily-guarded. We'll look into it once we rested up and leave Brightdune Town. We'll also stop by at the refilling station along the way first thing in the morning."

Twinkle nodded at her friend, "Right."

In the motel lobby, a female centipede was reading a book, before she noticed Razer and Twinkle, and perked up at their presence; she seemed to be able to tell that they were adventures, and stood up, eyes bright.

"Oh... hello there!" she chirped, starting to walk towards them.

Twinkle jumped in surprise and hid behind Razer, "Eep!"

Razer looked behind Twinkle and looked back at the centipede, didn't jumped like Twinkle, but did waved a hand at her, "Hello there. Haven't seen someone before. And don't mind my friend, she's a bit jumpy at times."

Twinkle puffed up her cheeks and smacked him in the back of the head. "Heeey!"

"Gah! Geez, Twinkle! You didn't have to hit me so hard!" Razer huffed.

The centipede girl looked rather apologetic, taking a step back away from the two.

"I didn't mean to startle you guys," she said, bowing her head slightly. "But... I couldn't help but guess that you two might be adventurers?"

Razer and Twinkle nodded, with Razer speaking first, "We are, yes. I'm Razer."

"Twinkle here!" Twinkle emerged from Razer as to wave a hand at her.

"And we're indeed adventurers. We've been told that there's a temple far beyond from this town. And we're told that no one has ever visited the temple before." Razer informed the centipede.

"The Sandstorm Sanctuary!" the centipede said, eyes lighting up now as she pulled out the book she had been reading. "No one knows how long it's even been in the Desert Ocean Zone for... and you're right, no one's been there to check it out."

She opened up the book now.

"They say there's a constant sandstorm raging around it, which makes getting into it impossible. It doesn't even show up on any radars... and some people even claim it doesn't stay in the same location!"

She blushed a bit, looking sheepish.

"Oh, I never introduced myself; I'm Mavuto! Mavuto Nagi!" she said, holding out one hand for a shake.

Twinkle was the first to shake Mavuto's hand, followed by Razer.

"Pleased to meet you. You say there's a sandstorm, right?" Razer asked to be sure.

"I wonder how long does this sandstorm last?" Twinkle curiously asked.

"They say it's been raging for almost a hundred years," said Mavuto. "And according to this book, it's no normal sandstorm... there's a myth that says the sandstorm is the cursed remains of the people living within the temple... I guess it was an entire kingdom instead."

Outside, the off-roader is parked far away, and Tyrus can see Razer's vehicle parked. "There it is. We can always stop by at the motel... with or without paying up, take your pick. But, we can't park it too close to it, or they'll raise suspicions. And we certainly can't follow them too close either; we don't want them to think that we're following them."

"I feel like barging into the hotel and not paying for rooms would arouse too much suspicion," Tinashe frowned, leaning back in her seat in the off-roader.

"Well, at least Kerion isn't here to bark orders at us. But, if you do wanna pay for the room, Tina, I ain't stopping ya." Tyrus added. Tinashe frowned again at that.

"I... don't exactly have that much money on me," she mumbled.

Back inside the motel, Razer and Twinkle listened on before Razer spoke, "So it's not an ordinary sandstorm, then."

"Interesting. Think we can go exploring it once we rest up?" Twinkle asked.

"I mean, it's nothing we can't handle, right? Better than to just aimlessly drive around in the desert." Razer nodded as well.

"You're welcome to come with us if you want, Mavuto!" Twinkle offered, though Razer glanced at her.

He then asked her, "Doesn't she work here, Twinkle?"

"Oh, I don't work here, I was just getting out of the heat a bit," said Mavuto. "And, of course, also checking out the little library this motel has."

"Well, you're welcome to join us if you want. Three's a team, right?" Razer spoke, having asked her to join up.

"Oh certainly! The more the merrier!" Twinkle added.

"Excellent! I've been looking forward to something like this for a long time!" Mavuto giggled. "So, when are we planning to head out?"

Twinkle checks outside to see that sunset is setting in, then looks at Razer, "We did bought tents from the store so we should be fine. Let's just drive out of Brightdune Town and straight to the temple."

"Sounds a bit risky, but with enough supplies, we should be able to trek towards the temple. If we find the sandstorm, then we might be going the right path." Razer responded before looking at Mavuto, "Ready to go?"

"That sounds good to me, I already got my backpack ready to go," said Mavuto, hefting up the backpack that had been setting next to the chair.

The trio had left the motel and heads towards Razer's vehicle as to prepare to embark on a journey. Inside the off-roader, Tyrus looked at the trio from the window, narrowing his eyes.

"What the hell? Why are they leaving?"

"They're getting ready to go already?" Eniola frowned, jumping down from the wall she was perched upon. "But it's close to sunset...!"

Meanwhile, the lion happened to be spying on Tyrus and the others; he had never seen these guys before, and was rather suspicious of them...

"I guess they're not here to stay. Not like they even live there anyway..." Tyrus grumbled with disapproval before adding, "Let's move. Follow them, but don't get too close to them. We need to be further away from them if we don't wanna get caught snooping ourselves."

The trio, Razer, Twinkle and Mavuto had driven off from the motel and out of Brightdune Town, with Mavuto riding shotgun, and Twinkle sitting in the back.

Fredrik climbed into the driver's seat again, while Eniola, Tinashe, and Yohannes climbed back into the off-roader as well. The lion, keeping a good distance away, pulled out his Extreme Gear, getting ready to hop aboard and follow the Egg Soldiers.

Once they left Brightdune Town, the trio had arrived back into the open desert, Razer glancing at Mavuto, "So I guess the sandstorm's up north, hmm?"

Twinkle was just holding on, having little room due to extra supplies with them. "Geh... I'm all for flexibility but this is just overkill..."

"Well... that's kind of the problem; people say it moves around, but that just doesn't make any sense," said Mavuto, having her own supplies up front with her so as to not crowd out Twinkle any further. "Most people agree it's in the middle of the Desert Ocean Zone, though."

She shook her head a bit.

"There's not too much known about it; no wonder there's so many different ideas about it flying around."

Razer nodded and kept driving, the Hopper being able to tackle deep sands with relative ease. Of course, with nighttime setting in, he'll need to pull over. They are, however, unaware that they're being tracked by the Egg Army.

"Good thing they're too stupid to look over their shoulder," Fredrik chuckled as he kept a good distance away from Razer and the others. Of course, it was rather ironic seeing that the Egg Soldiers were unknowingly being pursued by the lion on his Extreme Gear.

Hours have passed by and nighttime had soon risen, cooling the scorching heat of the desert. He slows the vehicle to a stop, shifts the gear to neutral before turning off the car. "Let's rest up here for now. As much as I'd love a road trip, most of us don't wanna run the risk of passing out."

Twinkle nodded and Razer got out of the car, followed by Twinkle. "Let's go set up some tents."

Mavuto climbed out as well, gathering her things which included a little tent she had packed to sleep in.

"I brought stuff to make a campfire too, just in case," she said.

"Sweet. All the more reason to get ourselves ready." Razer spoke, sets up a large tent to cover his vehicle helped by Twinkle, as to protect it from heat in case the sun comes up.

And after a couple of seconds, tents were already set up, along with the campfire set. Razer sat himself down and sighed out, glancing at Mavuto. "Right. So tell us about yourself. What do you do around here?"

After everything was set up, Mavuto sat down with the others, letting out a faint sigh as she stretched.

"Oh, me? Well, I usually help out the merchants in town, delivering goods back and forth, but... I'd really love to be a full-time adventurer! What about you guys?"

Razer was the first to speak, "Me? Well... it's a long story, though I'm a bit different from regular Mobians. And Twinkle herself?" He nodded to Twinkle.

She nods back before looking at Mavuto, "I'm a Mobian myself before the ah... accident. That's when I became like this."

Her voice was indeed partially-robotic, and some of her limbs were roboticized as well.

"Buuut, we do various adventures without staying in one place too much until we're called back. Even then, I just see my friends, and make new ones if they're interested." Razer spoke, but not before he had a light nudge on the shoulder by Twinkle.

"So long as your temper's in check, right?" Twinkle added a playful wink, Razer shooting up a glare.

"I don't need a reminder, thank you!" Razer grumbled at her before glancing at Mavuto. "Well, there you have it."

The Egg Soldiers had parked on the other side of a large dune, to keep themselves hidden from Razer, Twinkle, and Mavuto. Eniola scampered up the side of the dune and hunkered down, spying on the trio.

Tyrus was already asleep inside the off-roader, either by boredom or out of tiredness. Razer and Twinkle were eating marshmallows from the campfire, having shared some with Mavuto.

"Huh... guess they're not going anywhere for the night," Eniola mumbled, sliding back down the dune to rejoin her comrades. She noticed Tyrus asleep, and yawned.

"Maybe we should sleep, too."

The next day...

The blazing heat of the morning sun rose over the horizon, and the trio had already begun to pack up and ready to go. The tracker beeps, as to let the Efrika members know that they're already on the move.

Tyrus, however, was still asleep, not aware that the trio had already begun to drive off. The other Egg Soldiers were asleep as well; luckily, Yohannes was a very light sleeper, and the sound of Razer's vehicle kicking into gear made him jolt awake.

"Whu-... where-?!"

He jumped out of the off-roader and ran up the dune, gasping when he saw Razer and the others driving away.

"T-TYRUS!!" he cried, nearly tumbling back down the dune in his haste.

Tyrus jumped up and was startled awake, falling back. "Ack! What the--?!"

He rubbed his head and groans in pain, seeing the tracker now on the move. "Oh great... wake up, everyone! They're moving again!"

Fredrik jolted awake, and turned on the off-roader, while the others roused from their sleep as well.

The lion yawned a bit, waking up when he heard the shouts. Frowning, he quickly got back up and grabbed his Extreme Gear.

The trio drove off through the hot dunes of the Desert Ocean Zone, the Hopper doing what it does best, and that's off-roading. Though of course, Razer is mindful of trying to not go too fast, especially around sandy slopes. Once again, Mavuto sits in the passenger seat whereas Twinkle sits in the back.

"Wonder what we could find here...?" Razer mused while scanning around the area. It took at least an hour before they arrive at what appears to be the ruins, half-buried by sand.

Mavuto immediately took interest in the old ruins; the building itself was quite large, despite being partially buried. Of course, the trio were still being tailed by the Egg Soldiers, who were in turn being tailed by the lion.

Razer slows his vehicle to a stop, pulling the handbrake along the way before getting out. "Let's see what these ruins have to offer."

"Sure thing." Twinkle also got out the vehicle and looked around the ruins.

"No temple around here, though there could be something of value..." Razer mused, taking a walk around the sandy dunes. He is, thankfully, highly resistant to the scorching heat, but Twinkle had to resort in getting herself an umbrella as to shade herself from the heat.

Mavuto jumped out as well, grabbing her khopesh just in case there was something lurking int he old ruins; the heat didn't bother her at all, it seemed. Fredrik, meanwhile, parked the off-roader on top of a dune overlooking the old temple.

"Hmm... must be ancient coverings." Razer dusts off one of the stone coverings, as to get a better view of it.

"What did you find?" Twinkle asked.

"Dunno. Not too familiar with ancient history." Razer then calls out Mavuto, "Hey, Mavuto! Come check this out."

Mavuto frowned a bit as she inspected the uncovered stone wall, carved with various markings.

"Interesting... I'm, uhh... not the most well-versed on ancient history," she admitted.

Hidden on the side of another dune, Mammoth watches Razer's group through binoculars. Him and Squad 17 had been tracking the group for a while now, seemingly looking for the same thing they were.

"Hey Twinkle. Toss me your camera." Razer spoke out. Twinkle grabbed her small camera from her pocket and tosses it to Razer in which he grabs it. He gives it to Mavuto.

"Here, take a couple pictures of them if you want." Razer spoke to her, in case she's interested in picture-taking.

"We may not be able to find the temples yet... but if we continue to drive around, assuming we don't get ourselves lost, we might find more places of interest and drive us back to Brightdune Town and ask the locals." Razer mused.

"Great idea! Plus, there could be people in Brightdune who know more about these carvings than we do," she said, snapping some photos of the sandy stone carvings.

The lion with the extreme gear was perched up on another dune, watching Razer's group with interest.

"Right. If any we should drive back to the town once you finish taking pictures and ask the locals around." Razer spoke. Twinkle was simply leaning behind his vehicle, just looking on with the umbrella keeping her from the blistering heat.