On her waist is a utility belt that is covered by a silk sash that once held a crimson color. However it now has tears and the color has been faded due to years of being out in the wilderness. Her legs covered by a sand colored linen pants to keep her body cool from the dry heat. Slung over her shoulder is a bag that contains her supplies and change of clothes. Her canteens of water hanging by a leather strap along the side of her bag. Akeno's right arm that is essentially mechanical yet has exquisite quality and design that if not for the very faint lines between the plates it could pass off as a real arm. Winds were blowing sand off the dunes as the scorching sun hangs low over the west.
Cliffs of rock can be seen rising and falling for a distance as wind seems to blow a bit stronger through here. That is, until finally through a gap within a large ring of sandstone can be seen through the cliff. Large enough for Akeno to slip through provided she takes her bag off her shoulders and carries it by hand behind her. It was pretty narrow and tight, and it extended for a good fifty meters of just walking sideways until finally Akeno squeezes through upon a large opening. Like a roar of a beast sounds of water falls from the small open in the ceiling into what appears to be a bay of clear water. Stone that resembles large roots crosses over this Oasis as light streams in from above. At the right angle Akeno can even make out the small part of a rainbow.
However what really caught her attention is the large slab of stone behind the waterfall that has strange characters and occasionally a drawing of something illegible can be seen. Akeno maneuvers through the bay of water to behind the waterfall. As she was closer now, her hair dripping from the water soaked. Wiping the excess water away from her eyes so that she can actually make out the stone. It has long been eroded in many years of weathering and judging from the sheer amount of sand this slab might have been a wall from an ancient civilization building.
”Well you're an old thing aren't you… I wonder if there is something hidden behind you.” Akeno spoke more to herself as she finds what she originally thought was a crack in the stone might actually be an outline to a door. Yet there is no keyhole or anything of the like to be found. So Akeno started to investigate things such as touching random rocks and even pushing/lifting said rocks over to see if there is a mechanical switch. Granted from the years of wind erosion and perhaps weathering from the nearby water can do wonders to any mechanism and civilization. Who knows how many empires rose and fell that are hidden within the sand dunes? At one point Akeno stripped of her jacket and took several laps underwater digging through the sand. Then finally underneath the waterfall Akeno felt something solid. At first she thought it was just a rock so she tried to dig around it to move it. Only to the find that it wouldn't budge. Swimming up to the surface for a moment letting the sand settle before diving back under. It appears to be a smooth rectangle brick about five meters down below the waterfall.
After several attempts of brushing aside the sand around it and trying to pry it open. She finally gives it a push and streams of air bubbles rise up from around the brick as the slab gave in. Akeno swam up to grab her breath, but there was no change in that wall. So Akeno swam back down to give it a second push and then a third as the brick sank all the way into what can be assumed is a pedestal of sorts. Akeno heard something click and rumbles can be felt within the water that the Phoenix swam up to the surface to investigate the source. Sure enough, the strange slab of stone happens to be a doorway. A section of it slid to the left as thick amounts of sand pours into the opening. Climbing out of the water to retrieve her flak jacket. Akeno approached the opening to discover that this door is actually taller, but the sand has made it seem smaller as the stone floor is about five meters below. Thankfully Akeno can just slide down the slope of sand to it. However it was incredibly dark that only the sun streaming from the Oasis is the light source.
Still with a little concentration of chakra to her left palm, she creates a small ball of pale blue light that she holds up to chest level creating illumination in front of her. As she walks forward more of those drawings of what can be better described as animals along the walls. This was a corridor that stretched forward twenty meters straight before splitting off into two paths. One was to the right, and the other is the left. Either way it was eerily silent save for her breathing. Both paths stretched onward for ten meters since that was the extent of her light, yet there was nothing in clear detail of which way was what. What's more as this flooring is actual leveled stone that has been chiseled by hand for each block Akeno walks. The ceiling was made of sandstone that held chiseled features untouched by time.
Unsure Akeno might have been, the Phoenix decided to take the path on the left as her steps are light on the stone yet surprisingly there was no echo. Even her ears popped from the silence as they ring. After twenty meters down the corridor Akeno comes upon a flight of spiral stairs leading downward. No railing unfortunately, and as Akeno peers over the center there was nothing but darkness greeting her. Cautiously, Akeno steps on the top of the stairs to test it before applying her full weight. Surprisingly it held without creaking or making any noise aside from the faint scrape of her shoe. So Akeno begins descending to the bottom which was about ten meters.