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Josh Hay (Mr. Puff)
Dann Tuggles aka Dizzre
As the teamless set off to explore their obviously saltwater surroundings, some of the broke off into their own teams. While many decided to explore the islands immediately connected to the initial island, others decided that they wanted to explore above and beyond the starting islands.
While Unfinished Destiny was heading north and improving [health], towards Haymaker Island, captainawesome built himself a [raft] that seems sturdy enough for about one trip, noting that his shovel was awesome enough that it managed to cut down trees about as well as he’d have expected an axe would. Wahoo McDaniels decides to use this shovel-based inspiration and make a wonderful [axe], with which to shovel. Or, I suppose, to axe, seeing as how they already made a shovel!
The guard informs Mike Burns that by clicking on the group name, i.e. “Everyone Else” and then clicking on the title of a given post, i.e “Day 2: Everyone Else” it would then display the comments at the bottom. He then further explains that none of this means anything to him, he’s merely repeating what he has been told, and honestly he thinks this whole clicking nonsense sounds a bit overrated.
Hawkers and Mike Burns explore Haymaker Island, noting all of the features Rayner had discovered the day before. Mike Burns saw this as an excellent opportunity to try out this new clicking thing he learned about and see what exactly it was that happened the day before! Regardless, going around the island together really built up their apparently hetero-[friendship].
Rayner notes that the nearest islands are quite a ways away, though there is one to northeast, one to the southwest, and the looming cliff-face of King Daggerbeard’s island northwest of him. Shrugging his shoulders, Rayner instead punches some trees, which you’d think would make him stronger, but instead it seems to improve his [combat]. And specifically not having a weapon seems to have also improved his [unarmed].
On the unnamed southern island, RedSunEternal gulps the bread and constructs for himself a really nice [shelter] that isn’t easily approached from more than one side, and has a good amount of room to hole up and setup traps in the future. He was pretty damned proud of it. Miltank finishes his [bow] and focuses on supplies, making sure he is well fed and in good [health], plus gathering some odds and ends for constructing a shelter. Ryu89 explores the island, finding a single, tall mountain-like structure surrounded mostly by a dense canopy. Further south was a sand bar of sorts that seemed to extend a good distance past the island. Breaking through the canopy on his exploration was definitely a good test of [strength], plus exploring the island gave him the [right to name it].
On the unnamed eastern island, Knave sets up a [shelter] while making some cord fibers, having a clever idea of what to do with them presumably. Wanting nothing to do with any of these islands, Nega-Jim dives into the ocean and starts swimming due south. The island he is intending to swim too isn’t too far off, and though he won’t reach it today, he can easily reach it the following day. Plus, swimming is good for your [strength]!
Dann Tuggles decides to explore the western island. The island is mostly flat, with quite a large amount of brush and only a couple scattered trees, with no real woodland areas. There is definitely more plant life and other wildlife to compensate, however. Towards the back of the island is a sand bar, which seems to extend outwards, potentially connecting to another island, or at least connecting most of the way. Regardless, the walk around the island was good for his [health] and he also gained the [right to name it].
Vaclav apologizes to anthcul158 for not sharing gum, while not offering any gum in the process. Perhaps a lapse of judgment, but regardless, Vaclav seems to truly propose a friendship between the two of them, and regardless of anthcul158’s response, seems to regard them well.
While anthcul158 gathers about [30 rocks] presumably with either a plan in mind, or out of planned revenge, LooseLips chomps on some bread and makes a skiff, which turns out incredibly well. This [boat] should be able to get him to and from other islands, no problem! Vaclav spends the turn gathering supplies to make an [instrument], but hasn’t quite decided on what kind of instrument to make. Still, they manage to find everything they were looking for, so the possibilities were nearly endless. Tomorrow, they felt like they could either finish the instrument quickly, or make a really nice instrument instead. At the end of the day, Vaclav kept the inhabitants of the island in his prayers, really showing how deep his [friendship] ran.
The island that LeoCrow was on seemed pretty bland at first, but had a couple of points of interest. First, the entire island was surrounded by sand bar, meaning that as the tide lowered it became increasingly difficult for boats to dock without getting land-locked during the changing tide. Second, the island was entirely flat with a few scattered patches of trees, and a few springs of freshwater scattered around, though he did note that one of the springs’ water was almost entirely black with some sort of substance. Finally, the island had a sandbar that extended northeast, though it looked like it lead to a large pillar of stone, rather than another island. Regardless, the exploration was good for his [health] and being the first to explore this island, he gained the [right to name it].
As Shelly looked around the island for a place to seek shelter, she noted that the pitiful initial island didn’t really offer much to its inhabitants. With not a single tree around, she ended up propping a couple of boards together to at least get out of the sun in a small sandy hole that someone before her had dug. Now she started to understand why so many of the others had left. Those that hadn’t left seemed to have fallen face first into the sand, but she was too creeped out to check if they were okay, or even still alive. Unlike the other people who had arrived at this initial island, Shelly couldn’t help but wonder what exactly had happened that had led her to this island. It sincerely bothered her – after all, how hard is it to remember what happened not just a week ago? The voice in her mind kept her up most of the night as she struggled to shake the feeling that something wasn’t quite right.