Observation Log of KLO Mimi Lakes: AB's ArtifactPraymonth the 10th, Year 53 of the Century of the Nymphs, 26th Cycle
The artifact that Almeta Bearach (AB) found in the abandoned baby whale area is a sister artifact to mine. After someone stole it from Sarah the Technology Fairy's company, Taegrin took the lead in researching where it came from (see his report for all the bits not in this one).
Sister RivalsBoth artifacts (my Spear and AB's Brooch) were made in the Ocean by the founding Elders of the Northern Warrior Mermaid's clan. The Elders started out as very close, though one was constantly trying to do as well as the first. The first Elder, who made the Spear (she will be Spear Lady from here on) and the third Elder, who made the Brooch (who will be Broochy), were quite good at what they did in establishing the Northern Warrior Mermaid community. There was a second Elder, but she was much more involved in the Council missions and wasn't a part of this rivalry.
As Spear Lady grew in stature and wisdom, she left Broochy behind in skills and feats. This turned Broochy's admiration for Spear Lady's greatness into jealousy and 'abstract ambition'. Broochy started looking for things which Spear Lady had not had success in. Such as slaying sea monsters.
ObsessionArtifacts are things which have magic absorbed from their user into the object for a long time, or just a lot at once. It's similar to magical technology, except that the effects of another user is not set. For example, when I put on AB's Brooch I just became hungry.
So, although magic is running through them, often other things can also run through them. Almost like the emotions or wants of generations past. It doesn't make sense, but this is why my artifact was the reason why it could neutralise the Brooch. Spear Lady was the one that put an end to Broochy when she went too crazy.
Anyways, there seems to be some link with the obsession that Broochy had for looking for sea monsters and what happened to AB. Maybe the Brooch pushes you to obsession? But AB was more berserk (like a powerful Beast-kin who hasn't learnt to control their magical rage), rather than obsessing over something, or trying to prove a point.
ConclusionArtifacts are strange things that can carry more than just magic into new generations. But they do come with fun stories. And if they don't, we can make them up.
Supervisor FeedbackBlanket statements, like 'see Taegrin's report for all the missing bits' just sounds lazy. Granted, you are not required to write as much as he does, particularly as a KLO-1, but there are better ways to word it.
Please be respectful in your reports of authority, particualrly founding, figures. At the very least, keep their rightful 'Elder' title throughout the report. Acronyms also work well here (you even did that for AB).
Please don't make up history. Write a fanfiction or something instead.
As Search and Rescue team A have resumed work, send team B to find who stole the Brooch artifact. It is one the more 'emotional' ones we've seen in a long time.