Next Deadline: Thursday, February 2nd at 11:59 EST
Josh Hay (Mr. Puff)
Dann Tuggles aka Dizzre
Before anyone heads off to one of the four new islands that have emerged, Wahoo McDaniels tries to communicate with the idle. Turns out though, they never had a pack to begin with, but you’re not sure if the idle aren’t speaking to you because they’re lost in trance or because they can’t decide on what to stay. Either way, they creep you out.
Most people stuck on initial island want off, and the recent drop in water level is the perfect catalyst for those desires! Wahoo McDaniels, Mike Burns, Hawkers89, and captainawesome, head north; RedSunEteranl, Ryu89 and Miltank head south; Ityhive, Knave, parrotfanatic, and Nega-Jim head east; and Beau, Vaclav and Dann Tuggles head west. Realizing the previous dock had been completely dismembered, anthcul128 puts off building a shovel and decides to travel westward.
Beau and Dann Tuggles both graciously enjoy the piece of gum offered to them by Vaclav. Meanwhile, other people walking in other directions might’ve felt jealous of the delicious bubblegum flavor spreading through their mouth. Or maybe they didn’t, hard to tell.
Along the way, there are very few things of interest. People eying the ground don’t find anything like a stick suitable for long-term use or any fish, including no poisonous fish, but they do find some shells and rocks and other such nonsense that they could sensibly find at any point in time on any other island. They do, however, encounter a couple messages in a bottle which read:
“HELLOCOMMA IDLE PARTICIPANTS AND SOLO ADVENTURERSPERIOD I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND AN OPEN INVITATION FOR YOU TO JOIN OUR FINE ORGANIZATIONPERIOD GOOD LUCK IN YOUR TRAVELSCOMMA AND I HOPE WE CROSS PATHS SOME DAYEXCLAMATIONMARK DASH GREENTEAMLEADER”
The trip between islands took everyone the full day, and depending on how they spent it, they felt one of their [health], [agility], [strength] or [friendship] increase. You’re not entirely sure how your friendship increase while nothing else did, almost as if all physical activity was somehow converted into an abstract game-like stat, but it definitely happened. You could feel it in your character shee- uh, in yours bones, I mean.
While most people easily pick a destination, LooseLips tries to figure out which island is closest since the current island has exactly no trees on it, pounding on his head frustratedly as they all appear to be the exact same distance apart. Ultimately, they decide to go weast, because it sounds like east, which is at least a little bit [stupid]. At least he felt a little less stupid for not eating his bread until he found an island with suitable trees.
Itylhive inquires with the guide on the eastern island who for no reason happened to just be standing around on the island, making Itylhive quite curious about whether or not there truly was a guard just standing on each island and what purpose the ultimately served, as to whether or not a team could be formed with his current three teammates. Unfortunately, the guard informed him that players with brackets around their name could not be counted towards the minimum of three members, a rule that strikes you as both odd and arbitrary. The guard compliments you on your choice of team name, but only in a conversational and insincere sort of way.
Nearby, parrotfanatic manages to create a urinary signature with his crazy bird junk that reads, “par “. Still, you suppose it’s the most impressive urinary signature you’ve been forced to observe being written.
Meanwhile, LeoCrow takes matters into his own hands and travels northeast – I MEAN HE WALKS SOUTH – on his raft – FEET – which smashes – GET TIRED – right about when he gets onto the new previously unexplored island – THE SAME SOUTHERN ISLAND AS EVERYONE ELSE. His tracks well covered, he was a bit disappointed to find that the seashell in his pack was very much like every other seashell he has seen thus far, if not negligibly larger. Still, the crafting and navigation of his raft did make him feel more comfortable around [boatstuff].
Antiblematic searches the island for a tribute to pay to ۞ׂҾ┘ the Elder, Lord of all ╞ὐἺ, but unfortunately the first island is a combination of crappy and picked clean by the other people. Since ۞ׂҾ┘ the Elder, is Lord of all ╞ὐἺ, as opposed to just some of the ╞ὐἺ, Antiblematic decides the best course of action would be to follow Itylhive to the east, in hopes of finding a proper tribute there. Who knows, perhaps you might even find some f̸̽̂ͤ̂ͣ͊͂͏̸̷͕̤̼͍͚̘̰͎̝̲̝̳͟l̢̝̳̺͕̖̲̗͖̠̟̳̦͖̮̟̖͍̥͆̈̊̓̐͒̏̐̍ͮ̚ͅǫ̣̪̖͍̻͓͕̬̖̭͕̯͑̔͒̅ͦͤ̆̋̍͋͒ͬ́̚w̵̞͖͍̘̠̳͇͕͇͊ͩ̒̓́ͫ̔̓̋͗̇ͤ͋̾͂̚͞ͅę̸̧̢̦͓̟͇̫͈̈̊̍ͨ̏̈́̊ͤr̡̤̙̗ͪ͆̂̓̑̒̏ͮͯ͐͐͗̒͑̏̆͛̑͊͠͞ͅs̃ͮ̄͑́̏ͯ̾ͥ҉̡̻̩̣̣̱̖̯̲̟̫̺̻̮͖̱̬̩̕?
Meanwhile on the initial island, Shelly adjust to island life by discarding her heels and apparently her sunglasses. Seriously, it almost wouldn’t be possible to misplace these things more often. Checking her Glock, she finds that both it and her holster have gone completely missing, possibly off to have a ménage à trois with her Ray Bans. And who could blame them? They were all pretty sexy accessories. Gazing off into the distance, the island can’t help but feel peaceful as most of the other adventurers choose to leave.
On his northern island, Rayner spends the turn exploring. Having been the first person to explore said island, Rayner was given the [right to name it]. For features, the island mostly has a patch of deep forest towards the northern tip of it. Rayner spends a good bit of the day lost in the woods, but once he emerges from the other side he sees what appears to be a sandy slope that emerged during the drop in water level, that continues downwards into the sea. Unable to breath water, Rayner decides that might not be his best course of action. Still, the island seems to have an acceptable amount of plant life on it, and is otherwise a primarily peaceful place. The exploration also seemed to increase his [strength].