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Sewerage Sanctuary

Journal Entry, Late January, 188X (written in a trembling hand while attempting to consume scotch)

A bizaar creature I have never seen before almost attacked me at the town hall.

(Guzzles scotch and resumes)

I was out today…no….let me start over. I was out *during* the day and then night fell. A friend from another place came today to tour our fair town , and, while out with her, night fell. A curfew has been imposed upon our town. However, as we were indoors in our city’s Town Hall when it did fall, I thought we might be safe there until morning. I had parted from my companion , agreeing with her to look separate directions for a certain room. While apart a heard a noise and looking around a mechanical creature entered the hall. Not unusual to see mechanical things scurry about Babbage and so I did not worry. Then it followed. Clicked and whirred and its one eye looked me over in a way that let me know it *would* follow until it got….what? I held my zapper dapper by coincidence, from the tour we’d be onto earlier and activated it towards the scurrying mechanical thing. No crab this, but hopeful I felt that it might be of some use. It did not respond. The zapper appears to have no affect on whatever it was. That I think sealed my fear of it and I did leap past the rail of the stairs. With mercy the spiral stair to the sewer was near but for its watery depth, however much filth, I might not be here. Whatever *thing* that was is unnatural. Still I don’t dare report what went on in light of the order handed out.

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6 Comments

  1. Nymlet Nymlet January 22, 2013

    and.. as that was not a person..it had a right to be out an about 

     

    • Mack Blackwell Mack Blackwell January 22, 2013

      *scowls

      With all due respect (*clips this last bit as a knee jerk to his earlier experience) , I doubt the “rights” of unholy mechanicals over the citizenry of this town. Rapidly, the citizens of Babbage have become prisoners to ghouls, psychopaths, and monsters since the absence of Mayor Tenk.

  2. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon January 22, 2013

    Mr Tamarisk and his team of rogue portal hunters were worried about things coming through the portals from elsewhere…

    • Mack Blackwell Mack Blackwell January 22, 2013

      I never thought of that, but of course you’re likely right and that is exactly what it was. ….in which case there is no telling what may come here.

      /me thinks now is a good time for him to finally *learn* about portals

  3. Nathan Adored Nathan Adored January 22, 2013

    Hmmmm…. Mechanical things.  Possibly some of them coming through the portals.

    I have half a mind to show up (ostensibly through one of the portals) as one of my alts, who is a…. cybernetic organism of the type people run in fear from.  I made the alt mostly because I’d created a rather gawdawful name pun  that I just couldn’t resist using which was related to those same cybernetic organisms, but I hadn’t ever used him for anything.  Hehehe, if Acting Mayor Underby has been making decisions that have nasty unforseen and unintended consequences that dig him him deeper into trouble… I’m gonna be part of the unintended mayhem that digs him deeper into trouble.  Muahahahaha!  :D :D

     

    • Gabriell Anatra Gabriell Anatra January 22, 2013

      Sounds like an idea. 

       

      I may get in too. I just might be able to convince a friend to come in for a visit. :D

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