Day 17: Esoteric Order of Bacon

Team Members:

Captain Itylhive
parrotfanatic
Antiblematic
FeralPrince

As the team arrived on the new island and decided to explore, which didn’t take quite as long as they had originally thought due to its small size.  Though Itylhive was keeping an eye out for various resources while Parrotfanatic was leaving behind what literary critics would refer to as an epic across the ground as the walked, a fecal The Odyssey so to speak.  Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately but just strangely, the island was pretty much just all row of wheat.  Wheat upon wheat upon wheat upon wheat.  It was ridiculous how much wheat there was, if you hadn’t seen it with your own eyes, you wouldn’t believe someone telling you exactly how much wheat there was.

For exploring the island, your team gains the [right to name it].

Meanwhile, Antiblematic was focused on the zmobies that had infested the land.  He could feel their presence, as is expected from someone so in tune with the mysterystuff of the world.  But what exactly was their purpose?  What was their calling?  As Antiblematic tried to find what force drove the zmobies.  Strangely, their intentions were clouded with very potent apathy.  After all, they were the living idle!  They had so much quantity apathy, they were pretty much just all apathy.  It was ridiculous how apathetic they were, if you hadn’t felt it yourself, you wouldn’t believe someone telling you exactly how apathetic they were.  Still, there had to be a reason, and Antiblematic fought through all the apathy much like one fights through thick fields of wheat.

And there was!

It seemed that though they originally had no purpose, there was one zmobie nijna among them, and its desires were so strong that it somehow managed to dispel the apathy and force the zmobies into its bidding.  If he wanted to control the zmobies, he was going to need to take out the zmobie nijna, which wouldn’t be easy…

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Day 16: Esoteric Order of Bacon

Team Members:

Captain Itylhive
parrotfanatic
Antiblematic
FeralPrince

As Captain Itylhive set course for the last unexplored island on the map while mocking up plans for weaponizing the ship, Antiblematic was focused on mastering [all of the mysterystuff].  The world he occupied physically began to seem somewhat distant from the plane he felt attuned to, and he knew now exactly what it was that the voices had spoken of.

He was ready!

Piggybacking – or parrotbacking – on Antiblematic’s ritual, Parrotfanatic watched the remaining idles become sacrificed to the ship and siphoned off the smallest fraction of the energy into his shiv, filling it with a malicious energy that was ensured to inflict injury to those on the business end of the shiv.

Once they had reached the island, Itylhive noted that the last unexplored island was quite small, and near another team’s permanent home.  From a distance, he thought he tentacles…

Day 15: Esoteric Order of Bacon

Team Members:

Captain Itylhive
parrotfanatic
Antiblematic
FeralPrince

Itylhive, furious with the mocking of the otherworldly, used his mysterystuff to pull some of the spirits responsible into his own world, beating them up in a [combat] manner.  The spirits were a piece of cake, seeing as how they were only some of the lowest level of obnoxious spirits tasked with meaningless work such as moving sand.  Still, Itylhive quite enjoyed beating them to a pulp.

Antiblematic watched, concerned for his leader, observing the fluxing mysterystuff that swirled around Itylhive.  It seemed to Antiblematic that Itylhive’s energies had become enraged;  angered, perhaps, thirsty for destruction, for revenge.  It was hard to tell how much of this was simply just peering into his natural soul, and how much of it was recent and inflicted, as Antiblematic had only just recently started really feeling the latent energies of his leader.

…but enough of that nonsense!

While most of his team was off doing something pretend – fighting the air, shouting about revenge, talking about energy and other such nonsense – parrotfanatic wanted something very tangible.  After most of the day of searched, parrotfanatic settled on the perfect shivrock, and met up with Evan who had found some  yarn-like fibers, exactly as planned.

Day 14: Esoteric Order of Bacon

Next deadline: Friday, March 9th at 11:59 PM EST

Team Members:

Captain Itylhive
parrotfanatic
Antiblematic
FeralPrince

Itylhive thrashed about the island in a fit of rage, but unfortunately there hadn’t been any man-made structures on the island, so he mostly just kicked sand and knocked over trees, while helped quell his anger.  While Itylhive was effectively destroying things, Antiblematic was working on [effectiveness] itself.  After all, the more he clicked, the obviously better person he was.

parrotfanatic and his bird ran around with shivs, often getting close to each other but ultimately decided against a messy collision.  After all, neither really wanted to shiv each other, at least not that much.  Still, it seemed like a good enough [agility] building exercise.

Day 13: Esoteric Order of Bacon

Next deadline: Tuesday, March 6th at 11:59 PM EST

Team Members:

Captain Itylhive
parrotfanatic
Antiblematic
FeralPrince

Itlyhive sinks the sands around the inky hole with his [mysterystuff], making sure not to mix it with the seas around him.  The spirits he invoked were very unsatisfied that they were summoned for such a trivial, non-violent task, and as punishment they made the sand they sink spew forth like a geyser from itylhive’s mouth.  His throat aching, his eyes watering, Itylhive dismissed the spirits when they were done and noted that the sand had left an odd thirst in his mouth, the kind not easily quenched by something such as water…

Having scouted the island, parrotfanatic noted a man named Mike Burns, according to the map, who was trying to scale the pillar of pillar island to absolutely no avail.  That thing was smooth, and tall.  Thankfully, Evan Williams returned reports of a small shack on top of the island with an old man living in it, and a ship that somehow managed to fly up to the island and land(?) there.  Curious indeed…

While Antiblematic was praying to Him, which he noted was much easier to typ- er, think, he felt dangerously close to becoming entirely worthy of Him.  When he was content with tribute to Him, Antiblematic did some other meaningless tasks to inflate his APM, as there was no such thing as effective APM in the Everything Islands.  If there was, it would be awfully low.

FeralPrince started cutting down trees and making shafts the harpoons of the guns, as well as the basic structure of the gun, but without any immediate access to metal, he wasn’t sure how to make the point deadly.  With some rope, some metal, and a way to pressurize the gun, he would sure have a harpoon gun, which he noted was an excellent idea.

Day 12: Esoteric Order of Bacon

Next deadline: Wednesday, February 29th at 11:59 EST.

Team Members:

Captain Itylhive
parrotfanatic
Antiblematic
FeralPrince

As the Esoteric Order of Bacon journeys a short distance upwards Nathanielstan, the crew makes use of their time aboard.  Though the crew keeps an eye on the waters, no other vessels pass by and they arrive at the island in a short amount of time.

Itylhive assess that the ship, in a nutshell, is a ship of potential strength.  As more and more sacrifices are made, the ship’s strength swells with greater and greater power, but what exactly that power was, was yet to be determined.  For now, the ship was particularly good at ramming other ships and sinking them to the depths of the sea, but was a little on the slow side and had a pretty wide turning angle for naval battles, if it should come down to it.  That, coupled with its current lack of any form of weaponry, meant that while someday it might be a terror at sea, for now it was mostly a transportation vessel.

Antiblematic’s [mysterystuff] improved as he communed with ۞ׂҾ┘ the Elder, who explained that the only way to connect these two dimensions was for Antiblematic  to become one with that dimension spiritually and act as the portal himself.  Meanwhile, FeralPrince worked on [combat] while parrotfanatic practiced teaching the stealthy art of espionage, improving the bird’s [agility].

Once they arrived at Nathanielstan, they tried to figure out how to get to the strange pool of gunk, which they presumed to be ink.  Unfortunately, it was too far inland for them to get near enough.

Day 11: Esoteric Order of Bacon

Next deadline: Monday, February 27th at 11:59 EST.

Team Members:

Captain Itylhive
parrotfanatic
Antiblematic
FeralPrince

Itylhive’s work on the ship plus the crew’s ritual and dedication yield the final form of the ship they had been working on, including the captain’s quarters for Itylhive, ritual hall for Antiblematic, parrot cage crow’s nest for parrotfanatic, kennels for FeralPrince and torture chamber for pleasure.  A spot was left open for potentially one day weaponizing the deck of the Bacon Maru No. 2.

Horrible gnarled tentacles erupted from the ship, and the ship slowly became the organic psuedo-living ship that Itylhive had drawn (uh, in his mind, assuming he didn’t actually draw it in character!)  The Bacon Maru No. 2 was ready to set sail, and couldn’t have been any more perfect for their team.