Next deadline: Wednesday, February 29th at 11:59 EST
Dann Tuggles aka Dizzre
The day was full of exploration for everyone else on the islands! Unfinished Destiny made a trek back to the initial island, but noticed that it was filled with dead people, and the tide was getting higher by the hour. Sprinting, he managed to get down to Dragon Roost Island before the tide changes, increasing his [agility]. Knave concluded that the crayon only let him color things purple, but noted that this was still pretty much the best thing he could think of. Especially since nobody else on any of the islands had a crayon! He practically had a monopoly on coloring. Enjoying his sexy new home, and his home away from home, Knave notes that the small island seems to be part forest, which was great for hammocking, and partly sunk by the tide of ocean around it, which seemed pretty odd. He figures it’s worth giving a name, but it’d be pretty annoying to click on the map so the name would sort of be an Island of Free Ballin’ internal secret.
As Ryu89 explores the island, he decides to poke his head into a few of the hilly holes. Not far down, he notices that the holes are filled with what look like giant crabs, which are thankfully sleeping. Careful not to disturb them, Ryu89 sneaks away to the other island, which completes the ring connecting the two island. This island is much smaller, or presumably a lot more underwater, and has a whole bunch of strange coral looking structures off to the side of it. Having explored the island, he gains the [right to name it]. RedSunEternal sets off to explore the caves of the island, which all seem interwoven, but it appears that they are intentionally very confusing and misleading. As he walks around, he swears he can hear voices off in the distance, but no matter how hard he tries, he can’t manage to find his way to them without some sort of a map. Frustrating, he decides to focus on the positive aspects of exploring the mountain – it had several abandoned camps inside of it, one or two which were adjacent a forge, and he was definitely surrounded by a good bit of veins of ore.
While working on his lop-sided [strength], captainawesome explores the island. The island seems to be made entirely of a molten rock, with small rivers of lava very very slowly pouring down from the highest point – but it isn’t a volcano. It seems odd to him that thin underground rivers were emptying lava near the ocean or into sand bars, slowly, but in an infinite loop. The island also seems to be covered in … chalk, as if someone was drawing lines all across the thing, perhaps for excavation purposes? Though you’re not sure the King will even let it show up on the map, you decide you’ve earned the [right to name it]. Leocrow decides to spend his time exploring while doing fist pumps. While he looks like a douche doing them, it was needed apparently in order to ensure that his [strength] increased while exploring otherwise non-strength intensive terrain. Who really knows how this all works? Not too far into the cave, Leocrow realizes that the cave somehow belongs to something dangerous that is in fact still occupying the cave. With his maximumized agility, Leocrow decides to sneak around the cave some, eventually coming across a big, red dragon. Turns out this island is just riddled with RPG cliches, since obviously every game needs at least one dragon. Not immediately committed to fighting the dragon, Leocrow then sneaks back out of the cave, and into the woods. After walking for what seemed like forever, he noticed that the trees were no longer spiraling inwards, but instead were somehow spiraling back outwards. Upon exiting the forest, his surroundings were immediately unfamiliar, and he seemed confused, although less confused when he asked the local guard to show him the map, once the map was updated.
Meanwhile, some of the others across the islands had some tasks they wanted to get out of the way. Hawkers spent the day trying to open a communication link with Mike Burns, but seemed stumped and depressed. One of the guard’s noticed his plight, apparently also able to see ghosts, and explained that the initial link had to be made by both people at the same time, but that there was no reason he couldn’t relay messages through the guard system still. Mike Burns, oblivious of the one way failed communication for now, scoops up a canister of ink, but ends up dying his hand an inky shade in the process. He is, however, convinced that it works exactly like he would expect ink to. Vaclav manages to start and stop practicing in the last minutes of the day, getting a bit better at the [arts] while improving his [agility]. Dann Tuggles hunts the animals of the island with his sharpened stick, cooking them up to stay nice and full of [health]. When finished, he scoured the edges of the steps for enough rock to be able to craft a small forge.
LooseLips and anthcul158 strike a deal, and anthcul158 is immediately transported to the westernmost island and given 100 fish, as per her instructions. LooseLips says that he only needs 10 rubies, which left maybe one or two rubies to admire. Pocketing the rubies and thanking anthcul158 for the exchange, LooseLips proceeds to sail back to Oregon Island, picking up [150 fish] as he traveled. On arrival, LooseLips thanked The Awesome Squad for letting him use their ship, and proceeded to print out a recipe that read:
“3 fire, 5 wood, 5 rock, 10 metal, 50 air.”