As Spider approached the portal to enter it as well, he stopped short abruptly, and turned to look slowly over his shoulder.
"Hey.....You coming or not?" he called, apparently not speaking to any of the remaining applicants. He seemed to wait for a response, and when there wasn't one, he shrugged, and continued walking towards the Portal, adding as he did so, though still talking to whatever unseen person, " Well, Waiting patiently can be an effective strategy at times...Just be sure you dont wait too long, and lose your goal." As he finished, he reached the border of the portal, and with a slight hop, entered it.
Spider landed on hard concrete on the other side of the puddle, near Scael. As he moved to pull him up, he gestured forward to the others.
" We're here. Welcome to The Asylum."
The portal let out on the very edge of the city, the buildings in the area mostly unmanned factories, and Storage facilities, no residential dwellings. the was only one road and skyway leading to this area as well. Beyond the looming buildings they could see the roads winding through the wide opens spaces outside the city, sprawling with hills and grassland.
However, the applicants were likely more interested in the Asylum itself. Before them, in the wide space between two buildings it sat, looking Somewhat like a wide, two storied Military building, or maybe a school. From the front, the applicants could almost see where it seemed the main building split off into a number of Sub-sections. The building itself, Had no real distinguishing marks, or even a sign, Except for an L and 'I', stylistically done up above the iron door in front.
In front of the building was a large, empty lot, divided by many short blocks of concrete. Most of the applicants would likely just pass it off a slightly odd parking lot. Only the applicants well experienced in war and tactics would recognize it for what it really was.
The entire area in front of The Asylum Was a massive killing ground, complete with stumble blocks, and hedged by two solid steel walls on either side courtesy of the factories. Any large force attempting to storm this base would pay their way with a huge death toll.
After helping Scale up, Spider made his way up the walk, turning back to the applicants as he pushed open the heavy Iron door. " No time to gawk, come on inside." he said, Waving them through the open door.
Who Knows what awaited them inside?