Ceilia is contacted by Renare shortly after entering the medium. Renare is drunk off her ass and at a club. She trolls her, because Ceilia is a nice person ‘vvith little hearts vvhen she talks’, and tells her about the salamanders and the fire and the shadow and how she is not a pawn. Ceilia is lost on this and has her explain it 2 or 3 more times in an attempt to get her accent thru the drunkenness. ” I have novvhere to go.” Ceilia suggests walking to her hive but Renare avoids that idea.
Ceilia takes some time to make many things.
Belt + Lights = Santa’s little helper , Belts + Flight gear= Hermes Hooves
Boots + Lights= Little Ms. claus , cupcakes + pistols = Guns of the batterwitch
Aviation goggles + husktop = highfi-ing comtop
She kills imps with ease and grace before running the rest of the way up to the gate. She crosses into the incipisphere and into the land of clouds and frogs.
Staree: Enter the Game
Staree completes getting her matesprite into the incipisphere and finds herself in desperate need of a server player. After talking it over with Seimei, she chats up Kallis for a hand into the game.
Kallis is hell bent on getting something out of this; she asks for children or eggs. After much prodding and anxiety Kallis gets a robochild out of Staree. They start the game soon after the deal has taken place.
Kallis plays around with the controls and realizes that it is similar to the simulators she likes to play. She tries moving Staree with no effect and then decides to toss around some pickle jars. Staree doesn’t quite notice this though because she is trying to remember what she has to do.
Kallis finds the Phanarlia registry and sets up the machines in a nice square. Staree pries open the cruxtruder, releasing the kernal sprite, dowel, and starting the countdown. Her lusus gorilla attack the sprite in defense which absorbs him into its energy.
Staree starts the process and has it complete with little hardship. She is confused when she activates the alchemiter as the challenge doesn’t make any sense to her right away. She sniffs the champagne bottles’ contents and then sips it but the game doesn’t accept this action.
After some contemplation she breaks the bottle and is taken into the medium. She asks Kallis for the punch designix after some chatting with Seimei. She fashions a weapon by combining 2 circular saws with a chain getting her “Swingsaws.”
She slices thru several imps and makes her way up the stairs swinging her weapons as she runs. Of course nothing wants to take her on at that point and she makes it to the portal with no more trouble.
Renare : who’s the other guy?
After beating the shit out of an ogre, Renare finds herself to be the talk of the town. Jethro, the cape wearing salamander from before, approaches with an offer of a place to stay.
Renare accepts and finds herself staying at a dormitory with many other salamanders. She picks a room, with red wine accents, from seven other rooms on the second floor and teams up with the organization that occupies the building at Tasha’s request. She orders tarot cards from Tenaka’s Amazing Commodities. She was directed to check out the school that the dorm was a part of when she got a chance so she took off for it that night.
The school was empty and dark. She felt safe until she noticed an out of place shadow on the brick wall. It looked as if it could be her shadow but it moved independently. This was very unnerving to Renare; the figure approached but did not expose herself. It appeared to be another troll from what Renare could tell.
"hehe jvst watch i bet they dont even vvant yov there really. yov are jvst a pavvn for them to move along and fight. If yov die then ‘oh vvell!’ and ‘oops there goes another one!’."
She takes her leave after getting her point across and pissing Renare off of course. So Renare searches for a trace of where she went but there is not sign of the other troll. Renare than heads for the dorm for the night.
Jethro greets her with shock. “What do you mean ‘vvhat happend’?! you just set the study a fire with tasha and sam in it!” Renare then knows she must find somewhere else to stay all together. Well, at least until they have cleared her of the charges.
Ceilia: Start your adventure
Ceilia just got finished getting Renare in the game when she realized how much she should be trying to get in. Meteors streaked across the sky landing in the distance. who was going to get her in, maybe Renare could get her in?
Ceilia starts trolling Renare
<3 Hey! Rrenaarre! Listen!
yo vvhat vp?
<3 therre aarre bunches of meteorrs outside!
<3 but I’m not surre wherre they aarre heaaded
yeah ok im being toted arovnd tovvn by vveird lizardbeast things i dont really have time to look to the skies im bvsy vvatching my ovvn ass
<3 oh…I’m sorrrry :c
nah its cool
Renare suggests that Typhin dude for the job of server player. Ceilia gets Typhin to play and the shenanigans ensue. The game starts with the tripping of Ceilia, followed by a flipped table and then lastly a spinning bed. Typhin spreads out all the machines because of the lack of space. Poor Ceilia must run up and down three flights of stairs to get everything ready for the challenge.
She prototypes a aviator googles sporting Falcon plush with the kernal sprite. Next she manages to activate the alchemiter and starts her challenge. She pulls out her 2xPistolkind weapons and kicks some target ass. She beats her challenge with ease and is now half way to getting into the planetary scenarios as the others.
Biblio: Be the Advisor
Biblio wakes up to a small warm house made of stone. He looks over and is greeted by a elegant peasant lizard, Frilled lizard, to be exact. “What’s your name, kind one? And, also, where am I?” “I’m Tabitha” She smiles. “You are in Territha the great city of the north.” She leads him to the castle to meet her King.
They step inside and walk down a long path that is carpeted in red. elegant tapestries hang on the walls and the corridor is lit by bright glowing orbs. In the distance is a very well dressed pair of Lizards. They are sitting side by side. “Your Majesty, I have come with a foreigner to our lands.” He nods. “He appeared outside my house, nearly dead the poor man. I brought him to you as soon as he was well.” “And where are you from young man?” “My lord, if I may address you as such? As 100% of you have now heard, my name is Biblio Oxford. My origins? Well, in the 3% chance that any of you may have heard of it, is Alternia. 35% of my social circle has begun playing a game, and through the course of it, I have arrived here. Any more? I’m 100% positive I know not” The King of Corarnon is busy deciding if he should start a war with their southern neighbor, Ethacona, his interest in Biblio rose as he heard how intelligent Biblio sounded. “I need someone like you around here. you see we are about to enter war with that disgraceful country to the south. I would like you to help us to win this petty war.”
He explains that the majority of the food is grown in the south and while they can usually sustain themselves the past few years have been harsh and he is fearing that his people will not make it out this year. Biblio asks to travel to Ethacona so he may look in to the matter as well as talk to their leaders. The King, though skeptical, sends you on your way in a carriage. The trip is a two day ride. To pass the time he talks with Seimei. “Seimei, can you still see me?” “No, I c@n’t, I’m in the g@me too now” “Oh? Who’s your server? And, for that matter, where are you?” “I’m on Ren@re’s server and im in the l@nd of @ur@ @nd clockwork :D “
"Ye@h, The Crocs i h@ng out with s@y i did @ll this stuff in their p@st @nd so they @re re@lly nice to me. It’s pretty gre@t! but… it kind@ me@ns th@t i h@ve to go b@ck @nd fulfill th@t stuff i guess……" "95% of prophecies ARE self fullfilling in fiction. If time travel is involved, it rises to 100%. I’m apparently stopping a war?"
"oh ne@t! I wonder wh@t role you pl@y in th@t l@nd." "89% sure I’m a negotiator or something. 0% sign of me being a legend or anything. Maybe I should ask?" "Hmmm m@ybe they would know *shrugs*"
"Driver? Can you please tell me of the history of this land?"
He looks back at Biblio for a second and then looks forward again. ” I can tell you alittle. These two kingdoms were once one great one but after a great king’s sudden death they were ripped apart by his sons. This had been foretold by a great seer of that day, who departed after his words were ignored.”
”What do you know of this seer and ancient king?”
"Nothing much, The seer is something we revere more than the king because we had made such a mistake or some such …. There is a large statue of a seer in front of the temple of knowledge back in the city."
”Where was that temple? There’s a 89% chance I missed seeing it…”
”It’s to the east side of town, you can see the statue from the cassstle”
”Could we pass by it on the way back?”
"So the kingdoms are now run by the two sons? Or their descednets?"
”Why do I get the feeling the giant statue of the seer they utterly rever is of me?” He types to Seimei. “H@h@, m@ybe bec@use my crocs revere me??”
”What of the others? Do the random reptiles in their Land’s revere them?
”N@h, well not yet @nyw@ys”
She fills him in on Renare’s adventure joining the game but hasn’t heard from her since she was wandering around her land.
About a day and a half passes and they start to come up on Ethacona’s fields for farming. The lands are barren. Biblio asks if there was a famine but the driver says that he doesn’t really know. They soon arrive at the castle and Biblio meets with the Queen. She explains how monsters have been attacking their crops and villagers that live outside the walls. All of this while the North is demanding they send more food, when they need it more than ever! Biblio suggests talking with the King of Corarnon and seeing if he’ll join forces with her to stop the monsters and save the crops. She says that she is not certain it would work but says she will give it a try. She feels uneasy since the King is ill and in bed. She would take the next in line for the throne but he has yet to make a decision about it. She implores Biblio to convence him to pick while she makes arrangements with the Northern King.
Renare finds herself in a dark and mountainous land. It seems that the mountains ranges are full of volcanoes which spew neon rainbow lava. She can feel a deep humming that seems to be emitted from the very planet itself. Other than that, the area she has landed in is quiet. Bare trees and glowing mushrooms dot the landscape. She can see a bright glow in the distance which might be a city.
Renare is dumbfounded when she takes in the landscape. What happened to the ocean? Where is she? The humming in her head and chest startles her at first, but she is overtaken by a warm, comforting feeling. Looking off into the distance, she sees the light which could be a city and decides to head that way. Maybe the beings there will have some answers.
It’s not long before you see the suburbs of the city. There are Salamanders farming, tending to their homes, and young salamanders playing tag. They run by you in a hurry screaming and glubbing.
The fuck are these things? Renare wonders, she tries stopping some to ask questions but they just run by… then she gets fed up and picks up one Salamander running by and begins to question him.
“vvhere the fvck am i?”
“Glub! What are you, lost? This is the town of Clayton.”
“no im not lost im jvst crazy thanks” and with an angry huff she drops the Salamander and continues walking.
The young salamanders stop running around and watch her leave. The large city is not far from there but there is alot of wild land inbetween the two. she supposes that it’s a buffer for the small town. she hears movement coming from behind her. She turns around and two imps were tailing her. She destroys them quickly and spots two more that seem to be taking a break. She sneak attacks one from only 2 feet away. Slaughtering them both. She decides to keep heading for the city and after a little while she sees a city limits sign. “NeoPuissan.” She finds a medical clinic and gets patched up and is sent on her way with extra vitality gel.
She spots a club and makes her way thru the crowd to it. The club is filled with pounding music, smokey air, and plenty of people. there is an area with chairs and tables that seems to go with a little bar area. This environment is just like her life back home, and she settles in just fine, heading to the bar. The bar is where you get all the info. All the info. She chats with the female? salamander at the bar. She tells you about a foggy area where a revered statue is. she tells you about the disappearances and you decide to check it out even though you tell her otherwise. Renare speculates that the people disappearing might be going to Alternia and that it might be her way home.
As she walks the crowd thins out and the fog or mist thickens. It seems that you are in a park of some sort. The trees are actually green here because they receive a lot of light from the city. The neon lights thru the haze makes the park seem like it’s a twilight. She walks along a cemented path with small stones put in it for texture. The path leads to a statue that is up on a pedestal. The figure itself is about 2 feet tall and is not a salamander. It’s a golden frog with delicate lily pad and flower patterns engraved into it. She spots a young adult salamander who is gazing at the statue. She talks with him and finds out more about the statue and about the spiralgraph that he says is in the sky, even though neither of them can see it. She thinks that the next way to progress must be to go through the next gate.
THUMP! THUMP! Tremors shake the city and run thru your body. she hears faint screams in the distance. A crowd of salamanders run past her and she decides to go check it out. It is an Amber ogre and it’s having a field day taking out street light and causing mayhem. It looms over her. God Damn it! She thinks and decides she has to take it on. She focuses on the fight and zones out the chaos around her. The ogre is slow in its attacks so she can get it two full attacks before it can harm her. She hacks at his feet for very minor damage and is hit by the neon sign the ogre is wielding. She tries again but this time she tries for his face and deals decent damage. He tries once more with the neon sign and pops himself in the face. Renare continues her attacks, she is unwilling to give up on this fight. He swings at her, angry as ever but he seems to be getting slower or maybe she is just feeling more energectic? She deals the finishing blow and the ogre collapses as he dissipates. Grist rains down all around her and she rises on her echeladder to moppet of destiny. Salamanders come out to inspect the damage and to thank her. They blow bubbles and dance in the square as she nearly collapses trying to heal herself.
This story of her valiant fight is passed to those who didn’t lay eyes on her and as usual things get exaggerated more and more as it gets passed along. She is now a celebrated heroine!
Renare: Get your ass in the game
Renare realizes that she has to get in the game to survive the pelting of Alternia. She frantically tries to troll Seimei but ends up talking to Ceilia instead. She convinces Ceilia to be her server player and sends her the files. They start up and Ceilia tries out the controls which causes toys and other things to start flying around. Renare dodges and gets on her to stop fvcking arovnd.
They both get serious and ceilia starts deploying the machines. Renare trolls Seimei for an explanation on what she should do. Seimei instructs her one step at a time. She has 12 minutes on her clock and the first thing she prototypes is a white my little hoofbeast toy. After all the other steps she receives a shaped dowel and she places it on the alchemiter. The alchemiter spawns her challenge. A target in the air, a container of ultra pure clear unscented lamp oil, and a lighter. After pondering what she could do with this combination, she puts a swig of the lamp oit in her mouth and forces it out in a stream. She lights it effectively spitting fire and setting the target on fire. She reaches stage two and the hoofbeast sprite whinnies at her for his second prototyping. Renare is confused but Ceilia gets it and tells her to prototype her lusus or her porn. “EXCVSE ME MY PORN IS SACRED THANK YOV VERY MVCH” Renare explains and proceeds to get deerdad for the spriting. He needs so coaxing but in the end he steps in and becomes ‘My little deersprite’ and is now 60% cuter and 20% cooler.
Just then Ceilia notices an army of strange monsters attempting to get into Renare’s hive. They both flip out and start to fight whatever monsters make their way in. As soon as Renare can, she gets Ceilia to deploy the punch designix so that she can make some sweet shit like Seimei did. She gather the items she wishes to use and combines them accordingly. She makes the Scribbletop Headset, which will allow her to use her husktop by writing in the air with her pen, and the Combustible Cutter, which brings a fire element to the scythes she had. Ceilia notices that they are building a stockpile of grist even when they arent collecting any, both players do not know why and so Renare assumes it’s because she is awesome. Ceilia starts to build up the hive as my little deersprite reminds them to do so, which surprises them because he can talk now. Ceilia gets building and Renare starts climbing, fighting off imps as they come at her. Ceilia even helps at one point by dropping a sink on them, such a brave warrior that sink.
Renare reaches the final platform but is confronted by a fire-breathing basilisk. They duke it out but Renare proves too much for the basilisk and is defeated. Renare jumps thru the portal and finds herself in the land of Lights and Synth.