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  8/17/2013

I'm not really sure how I got here, I just woke up in this strange dark place... I can't help but feel that I'm missing something... I hope I can find some friends!

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  8/18/2013  3

I blink... the ceiling looks unfamiliar, and my head is pounding...

I look around, and find myself in a sparse bedroom - my familiar rucksack is on the desk, although it seems a little emptier than I remember. I swing my feet out of bed and walk over to it. As I thought, it was empty - except for my trusty pocketknife, in a hidden zip. I rub my thumb over it and then go to push the computer.

One explanatory video later, I begin to remember some details. This was the only way I could even hope to find my father... by coming to this strange place.

I look around the room for anything else I can use - nothing seems readily apparent, so I shoulder my rucksack and open the door, where a small black scuttery thing was calmly rolling past my door.



I decide to follow it, and the door shuts smoothly behind me. I swallow, but hurry after the strange thing, trying not to lose sight of it.


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  8/18/2013

Well, that was a bust - I've lost the little black rolly thing... but I have been wandering through the ship, being thoroughly spooked by my reflection in the walls... and this weird orange goo that sometimes can be seen leaking out of the ventilation ducts... :o

Some of the rooms have designs in circles above them, but I can't open them yet... and there doesn't seem to be any vendors in the corridors on this section. I'm trying to keep track of where I am, but it's hard when all the scenery looks the same. My stomach lets out an almighty roar, and I clutch it reflexively - who knows what that might have caught the attention of?

I continue on until I find an open door, and find a Hardman Norn shyly peeking out. She doesn't have any orange goo on her fur, and she looks friendly. I think, guiltily, of the pocket knife in my bag, and give her a big smile:

'Hi, my name is Malkin - who are you?'



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  8/18/2013

'Hi Josey! It's so nice to see a friendly face here, do you want to explore together? Have you seen any windows yet?'

I carefully tuck the doughnut away in my bag - there's no telling how hungry I'll be later, and I don't want to eat anything that orange goo has touched.

We begin to walk through the ship together, Josey keeping more than a cautious eye out - she's a little younger than I first guessed, and more than a bit nervous - not that I can really blame her!

We come across a computer, and I cautiously push it - perhaps that will help? Part of the wall seems to dissolve, and we both fall to the ground, holding on to each other in fear... but then, when we realise we can both breathe fine, we take a deep breath and laugh - the wall still holds, but we can see into space, as far as the eye can see...



H.A.N.D. begins to speak to us - it sounds like a pre-recording. The key points are that our ship is purposefully orbiting this particular planet, that we're here for a reason, that this planet seems to be able to sustain some sort of living forms, though this has not been confirmed... [nscared], that the full atmosphere conditions are unknown, but that the climate is very hot.

A feeling of dread mixed with purpose comes over me - we can't get into any of the other rooms - perhaps we're being forced down onto the planet's surface by H.A.N.D.?


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  8/19/2013

I follow Josey as she hurries off down the left hand corridor - the pods each have a number written on them... I see that 4, 5 and 13 are gone, and the pods seem a bit squishy for two. I feel a bit sad, what if I can't meet Josey again on the surface of the planet? I give her a hug.

'Choose a pod that looks like it's got all its bits - I'll see you when we get down there!'

I head to pod number 6 and check it out - it looks ok, but I'm a norn, not an astronaut... I step inside and strap myself in, wondering what to do next. I don't have to wonder for long, because the ship loads the pod into some kind of docking mechanism on the outside and jettisons it, sending me hurtling down to the hot planet below!


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  8/21/2013

I crawl out of the impact crater – luckily, the shuttle seems to be alright – not that I can say much for the surrounding land. Fortunately, the land doesn't seem to be as sparse as the cloud cover indicated – I can see high cliffs and cave systems, plains and valleys, and a lush forest. I can see another impact crater nearby, and decide to walk towards it – I hope Josey's ok.

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  8/21/2013

I met up with Josey, and a cute little forest norn that Josey's calling Kappsune. Josey looks kinda sick - she says she's been bitten by pests, and she's simply covered with that orange goo stuff that's up on the ship. I hope we can find some water to wash her off with, but for now, perhaps we need to find some shelter.. I give her my shoulder to lean on, and ask Kappsune to lead the way - she says that she's been here for the longest, perhaps she knows somewhere safe to rest.

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  8/21/2013

Kappsune says that she doesn't have much water left in her waterskin... I wipe off as much orange goo from my bag and pocket knife as I can, and find a succulent tree. I make a cut in the tree, and clear, pure, sweet-tasting sap begins to flow from the tree. I let it filter through my knapsack and we catch it in the waterskin. We use some to help clean Josey from the orange sap, and drink the rest. It seems to be fine.

We trudge on, looking for somewhere safe - I'm not too sure all the inhabitants of the jungle are friendly...


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  8/23/2013

Well, we went back to the ship, had a shower, and ate donuts. :) All in all, not a bad week's work. I've washed out and dried my bag and fur and found a water bottle, in case we need to go back to the hot planet - I hope the orange goo doesn't leak into the food system here...

Speaking of which, Kappsune's odd little critter seems to be growing at an alarming rate - I wonder if she's expecting?


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  8/23/2013

Early in the morning, I recieve a transmission from H.A.N.D. marked 'private' on the computer. Its unearthly voice states:

"YOU HAVE NARROWLY ESCAPED BEING VOTED OFF SURVIVOR:GALACTIC THIS WEEK, TYING WITH THE ETTIN, ZIGGY. A GRENDEL HAS BEEN VOTED OFF. GOOD LUCK."

I shiver slightly - who knows where I'd go if I was voted off? Then I'd never be able to find my father... Still, well-rested, well-fed, and temporarily free of that sinister orange goo, I leave my quarters to face the new day. Perhaps Kappsune's idea of going to the pilot's chambers is a good one - it'd be useful to know more about the rules of this game, and why we're all here. And we're orbiting this planet for a reason... Perhaps there's something we can find out.


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  8/23/2013  1

I wander, lonely amongst the corridors of the space station, thinking about the mystery of Michelle - she looks so much like a meerk crossed with a hoppity, crossed with a Zanderfish, but how could that be, when we're so far away from home? And Pear, Josey's new little mascot, looks like a tiny elephant crossed with a grazer??? [nquestion]

How could a fish have evolved on that arid planet? Perhaps there are waterholes somewhere? Anyway, I'm glad I've got a water bottle, in case we need to go back. I mutter to myself the word "Fishsticks", as the gravity of the situation begins to impress itself upon me. A machine recessed into the wall whirrs to life, and I jump! "Today's fish is Trout a la Creme. Enjoy your meal." A sealed container drops and lands in a grate below, and the machine, a vendor, ceases its whirring, and a green bar vanishes, just like the vendors back home. I pick up the sealed container gingerly, trying not to get any orange goo on my skin, and see that it seems to be some kind of pre-packaged meal... I place it in my rucksack for later.


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  8/24/2013

After a peaceful lunch with Kappsune and Josey, watching Michelle and Pear gambol about happily, I find a computer with a little blinking widget on it - [today's weather on the planet] - it looks terribly stormy down there today - did everyone come back alright? :o

I decide to try and use the radio to communicate with the shuttles... I only get static back. :(


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