Monday, May 16, 2011

Worldboating - The Wreck of the Samiar

A twisted ruin, charred and blasted metal, with broken bodies floating in the corridors. Spheres of blood, thin and white, float through the air. In those places where the skin of the ship - far more fragile in this universe, a result of the recompilation that was forced when it came here - has not been melted away, there are thousands of small holes, clearly formed by projectiles, not lasers or other advanced weaponry, as the metal is deformed inward. In these sections, the corpses are not recognizable as such, and it is only clear that there were people within them by the fine mist that fills the rooms and halls, a byproduct of the inhabitants being shredded like cheese, or, more accurately, an orange put through a blender.

The question remains - who, or what, did this? And, more importantly, are they still nearby?

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  1. That's an effective mix of the unreal and real, bringing the idea more down to earth. We're left wanting more - who's responsible for this?

  2. Who knows? Perhaps an Atramancer, twisting their shadows and the darkness of space into nightmare forms. Maybe a Mortimancer, feeding off of their death energies, or an Angomancer using their pain. Maybe just normal pirates, though why they'd hit such a large ship - and how they won - is still unknown. Or it could have been the Qourrin. And that's just what I came up with off the top of my head. I'm sure that you can come up with other things, or expand these.

  3. We've added this to the Index Page. This could be a truly bizarre Space Dungeon...well worth further exploration!

  4. Thanks! I might expand on it, or leave it up to others to do so.

    By the way, I think I'm going to go through and tag all of the Worldboating posts on here, to make them easier to find. In the meantime, you should be able to find them by searching for "Worldboating" in the bar at right.

  5. Well it turns out that wouldn't have worked, but the tag is "The Worldboat".

  6. We are considering assembling a free Public Domain PDF of our Worldboat posts. Would you be at all interested in contributing to this project? Drop us an email if you are. We plan on releasing this PDF by the end of November 2011.