“The sky used to be filled with bright lights, streakin’ in the night sky. “
It all used to be so beautiful. We would lie in the fields, and once a year the sky would be filled with these beautiful lights. They seemed to grow more intense each year, until one of them actually struck the ground.
Nobody believed the outsiders that told us we were in danger. We didn’t believe them when they said we would perish and die. But a few of us did believe them, and we followed them into the tunnels.
It wasn’t long until the loud explosions started going off. They said it was large blocks of stone or rock, or something like that. We hid for the whole weekend, until we heard no more explosions. It felt like it was ages, but it was only 2 days. And then we had to excavate the entrance again.
It took us at least another 2 days, but we were able to sleep. No more explosions meant some rest was possible. The earth didn’t shake anymore.
At the start of the third day, we were able to break our way through the rock that had barred the entrance. The devastation was severe, no houses left standing, the fields torn to shreds. Some trees still stood tall, God knows how they survived.
We are thankful to the outsiders for inviting us into their caves, we haven’t seen them since. Hopefully we can repay them in due time …
For those of you who are familiar with Stargate, I love making references to them. One of those things, is the lost city of Atlantis. A city so large, it can house hundreds if not thousands of people, meanwhile also still holding secrets for many stories to be told.
For me, that city is Baycuroy. At this moment, it’s still a relic, an ancient buried city, to which only a tiny part has been uncovered. But there are stories to be told, secrets to be unfolded.
In the latest of the installments, I used the maps on World Anvil to show what can be done with them. I made invisible markers on specific locations, much like Mist. Then by clicking on those markers, you transition from one place to the next. We go from the dug tunnel to the wall of the city, and from there into a bath place. After that there is another tunnel that has a button on the side, and that’s where our little adventure ends.
There are a great many possibilities with this! I’m hoping to, in due time, be able to showcase more of these little adventures. Perhaps that a portal like item will make an appearance?
Sometimes you have these ideas of a specific character in mind for your DnD campaign. And then you really want to either have someone play them, or play them yourself.
For me, one of these characters is Ms. Fox. She’s a gnome, with a very specific and uncanny ability to read text. Not by reading it directly, but by understanding the meaning of what’s written. That is, so long as there is is an actual meaning behind the words.
That, and she’s trained by an organization of assassins. Who knows what secrets they have, what secrets she might uncover.