Next deadline: Sunday, February 19th at 11:59 EST
Dann Tuggles aka Dizzre
Quite a few people caught out in the rain ended up being unable to do anything with their day, the weight of the rain bogging them down and making much of anything impossible. Loose Lips ate a piece of candy and managed to get some physical training done out in the rain to improve [strength], but nobody else could tolerate the intense weather.
Presumably on good terms, Vaclav spent the turn with anthcul158 in shelter. (If for any reason this is incorrect, instead Vaclav spent the turn outside in the rain miserably.) Anthcul158 spent some time familiarizing herself with the token, which looked like a token one might use at a fortune telling booth at a carnival. Not that there’d ever be a carnival out here on the islands, but she was pretty convinced that that was the purpose of the token. Leocrow spends some time examining the stone he has, but it’s much tougher to place than anthcul158’s extra item. If the stone is used for communicating, it might only be one-way, since it doesn’t seem to respond to him in any way, shape or form. But after spending a whole day just laying down, examining the stone, leocrow has this nagging feeling that the stone might actually be alive, having sworn he felt it pulse once or twice over the course of the day.
Inside of the cave he had found previously, Ryu trained his [strength]. Far to the north, a puzzle was being solved in another, different cave.
“Chinchilla – Mammoth – Jackal – Lynx.”
The mammoth and the lynx both still carried the horrified expression on their face. Frowning, Unfinished Destiny told captainawesome to step aside and tried a different combination.
“Jackal – Mammoth – Lynx – Chinchilla.”
In this arrangement, only the chinchilla seemed afraid. Confused, Unfinished Destiny was brushed aside when Rayner burst into the dungeon, quickly arranging the statues in the following order.
“Lynx – Mammoth – Jackal – Chinchilla.”
None of the statues were afraid, and the door swung open. Rayner went inside and retrieved a [weapon wish pouch] for himself, a magical bag that is said to contain a weapon related to whatever one word you think of while opening it. The other two poked around in the newly opened door, finding a [abstract wish pouch] for each of them, a magical bag that is said to contain a tiny sentiment related to whatever one word you think of while opening it.
While the three talked about the puzzle and how Rayner solved it so easily, he explained that the chinchilla and mammoth thing was pretty obvious, and that the lynx would eat the chinchilla. When both mentioned that the jackal would also eat the chinchilla, Rayner simply stated, “Obviously you’ve never read the Adventures of Jackal and Chinchilla. They’re best friends.”
As lightning startled the crap out of RedSunEteranl ,he let out a cry that sounded not unlike “zpkclchyk”. For some reason you hadn’t noticed, but was now made painfully clear to you, “zpkclchyk” was exactly the word needed to trigger an ancient being with no physical form to rise from the secret island.
Once the being had reached RedSunEternal, who obviously could not see something with no physical form, the being bound himself to RedSunEternal’s soul. Immediately, he felt his personal strengths double, greatly increasing his [health] and [strength].
By game mechanics standards, this was ridiculous – normally strength capped out at a certain point, indicating that one has [all the strength]. But in the kind of loophole that can only be created by finding ridiculous secrets, RedSunEternal actually operated at [more than all of the strength], and to make matters even sillier the spirit would continue to double the gain of his personal strengths in the future!
LEAVE IT TO REDSUNETERNAL TO BREAK ALL OF THE GAME MECHANICS IN HALF THEN QUARTERS AND FINALLY INTO EIGHTHS. Though honestly this could all be explained by just saying that RedSunEternal was a jerkface.