Next deadline: Sunday, February 5th at 11:59 PM EST
A random guard (NPC)
In the morning, you could swear you see something notable off in the distance. Unfortunately, before anyone can investigate, the mysterious object has disappeared.
While some other supplies are gathered, JohnnyViral fails to find anything specifically about protective gear in his book, mostly due to the vague nature of somethingfromnothingology. Annoyed, and coughing slightly less than the day before, he decides the best course of action would be to craft a [couple of fishing rods], since fish is both an ingredient he needs a couple of, and delicious. Fishes ish delishious! Meanwhile, Mostly has a similar idea, gathering up some spare wires and circuitry to zap the fish! While the idea is a solid demonstration of [science], Mostly finds that any fish indirectly coming in contact with the wires shrugs off the current, while any fish directly coming into contact explodes into a million ribbons of fishy destruction.
Blu and Mike set out towards the island. Blu collects the rest of the wood needed, plus manages to collect about [28 rocks] before the end of the day. Dejected, you turn your frustration to the gods, and are promptly pelted in the head with [2 rocks]. While you could interpret this as the gods’ way of saying shove off, you now have exactly the correct number of supplies to forge and forge-related accessories once you take the ingredients back onto the ship, assuming you either take Ossa’s fire or borrow it (by lighting up one of your spare pieces of wood.)
Mike, on the other hand, explores a good loop of the island. The island has an emerged sandbar and a mountainous region that also seems previously immersed in water. The sandbar continues off for a while, to what looks like another part of the island that Mike doesn’t really have time to explore. In the south of the island, there is a large dense woodland, and while he notes it, he doesn’t explore it fully. Still, he feels he has explored the island enough that he has earned the [right to name it]. Trekking all day long definitely makes him feel like his [health] has improved, and he recalls a time where such a walk would’ve been pretty tiresome for him, but thankfully these days he was in much better health :)
Returning to the team’s landing point, unfortunately yet again without anything even remotely resembling pearls, Mike decides to help Ossa make a fire, though the two go about it in completely different ways. Not entirely understanding what Ossa is trying to do, Mike ends up making a [fire] for the team to huddle around, while Ossa manages to send a bunch of random sparks through the air with no real effect, except that the voices feel more dominant in his head and his [mysterystuff] improves.
Having spent some time on the ship, Mostly notes to avoid the ship on the coming day. JohnnyViral seems to think that avoiding the ship another day or so shouldn’t hurt, while the rest of the crew is free to use the ship if they so desire.