Klaus lunges his arm forward, encountering no resistance whatsoever, and yet the floor remains undamaged.
That's because nothing happened.
It's odd- he feels the magic being used, it just isn't making anything happen. Wierd.
Ahh, crap. This stuff can't be worth all of the effort, even though the failure of his magic is disconcerting. It didn't even fizzle- it's like he never cast the spell in the first place, except he KNOWS he cast the spell because he spent some power to do it. He can FEEL the slight dip in his reserves that his spell required.
The tower is a fine vantage point, since, squat as it is, it's still one of the highest points she can see.
Off to the south, she can see some rolling plains, a small line of gray at the edge of it, and a bunch of clouds. The temple is to the southwest, the area where the monolith should be is to the west (though she can't see it at this distance), and the forest they were in is to the northwest. She can make out their crash site somewhere in the middle of it, thus covering where she has been.
She seems to be in the southwestern part of the island, though- it expands a lot more to the north and to the east.
The easiest feature to make out is the river- it flows from a lake in the far north to the south edge of the island, not going out into the clouds (which is vaguely reassuring), winding slightly between the few hills that crop up. There are some ruins to the southeast at the river bank- what might have been at one point a bridge. Another bridge is visible at the center of the island, by her judgements. Something that looks like it could be a town is to the far north, a bit west of the lake. Southeast of the town is a larger ruin that looks like it could be a keep or a manor, with a circular forest kind of molding itself around the eastern wall.
The strangest part, though, is what looks like a bridge at the very furthest north of the island. Or maybe not quite a bridge, but sort of like a dock. A dock-bridge. The details are hard to make out at this distance, but it leads into some empty sky, not entirely unlike the ramp on the tower that they're on right now.
It also stands out since it's a different color than the other structures, excluding the tower they're on right now.
Maybe there's some connection?