Random Encounter [Enfuego] Dec 5, 2015 17:48:00 GMT -8
Post by Naitome on Dec 5, 2015 17:48:00 GMT -8
The storm came slowly. So slowly in fact that what few natural waterways, inlets, and rivers graced the gravel mooring of Tsuchi No Kuni's continental lump could scarcely contain the years of dirt-rain that accumulated into tempest. It was a storm deep beneath the earth and crashing down from above, tectonic plate shift that raised the heat in the Land of Earth to levels that assaulted even the upper atmosphere. When lightning fell, it was gathered by the stonescape into quartz crystal regoliths. Everywhere covering the dry expanse of the country were ships that had been carried from distant oceans by the grand storm and thrown to become wreckage. A wasteland of dead vessels buried in rock.
Fate would spare not even a handful this day, only you and the cracked earth and the wind spreading thick particles like unguent on the structure-bruised skin of the earth.
You wake up, sprawled across the length of what appears to be an enormous weapon-casing, a missile shell as big as a small town. There are bodes impacted in the dry land around you, but they are difficult to see in the dust. The sky is so gray you cannot track the sun's movements, do not know if it is some peculiar twilight or merely some larger thing blocking out the day.
Nearly 200 meters from where you will no doubt stand to better gather your bearings, you'll see the unmistakable pipes of an even larger ship that has almost completely succumbed to the land around you. You can hear, high above, thick thunder cracking the sky into frenzy, but no rain falls...only dirt and mud and needle sharp pebbles whipped into insanity by the unusual storm.
To the north, far far beyond even several days walk, are the lights of what appear to be a city.
To the south, equally far, something is moving. It is larger than the ship-pieces around you, given its distance, but it is impossible to tell if it is a living thing, or some sort of machine. It seems to be moving towards the city, albeit at a slow pace due to its size.
Behind you, close enough to trip over if youre not careful to look, is an ornate treasure chest, unusually long and wide. It is almost 2 meters in total length, and carries a simple lock, and a note.
The note says "Do Not Open". If you check, you'll find that the chest is quite heavy, but the lock probably isn't too difficult to break...
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