Object 249

The Holder of the Blaze

In any city, in any country, go to any mental institution or halfway house you can get yourself to. When you reach the front desk, ask to be taken to someone who calls himself "The Holder of the Blaze." If the person does not instantly burst into flames, then you are at the right place. He or she will take you to an empty room with no windows and close the door. He or she will then take out a ring of ancient keys covered in the language, shuffle through them, take out one that looks as if it is fresh out of a raging fire, unlock the door with it, and then open the door.

Through the door is a long metal bridge above a sea of flame. If instead, there is simply darkness, then the Object has already been taken by another Seeker. If there is fire, then go through the door. Once you go through the door, the worker will slam it behind you and it will transform into a steel wall. Now the only thing you can do is go forward. The flames are intensely hot, and as you go on they seem to get much hotter. You must walk for what will seem like an eternity; all the while, the flames will get hotter with every step. If you have Object 32, the speed, then your journey will take about one year, but if you do not, then your journey will take at least five years. While on this bridge, you will not require food or water, but you will still feel hunger and thirst.

If you are able to make it through the scorching flames, which are so hot they would have melted your bones if they weren't mystical, then you will reach a large statue holding a chest containing all the world's gold in its left hand, and one of the most beautiful people you have ever seen spouting erotic things that he or she will do to you if you pick him/her in its right hand. Rest assured that neither of these items is a trick, and they would most certainly make you very happy, but if you wish to obtain all the Objects, you will give them both up and touch the head of the statue. The fire will go out and the statue will crumble to ash, along with the two prizes. You will wake up outside the mental institution or halfway house that you started this search from and a ring will be on your right ring finger with a gem in it, consumed with a raging blaze.

The ring on your finger is Object 249 of 2538. It will give you the power to withstand intense heat, although it will physically hurt you twice as much.

This is effective for negating the heat of Object 344.